Price rise: Rahul Gandhi pulls up Modi government

Arun Jaitley says money saved from oil exports diverted to rural infrastructure

GN Bureau | July 28, 2016


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Rahul Gandhi

 Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took the Modi government to task for price rise, particularly of food items like lentils.

“Today in villages people are raising a slogan: Arhar Modi,” he said at the end of his speech in Lok Sabha today.
 
Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “You talk about Start up India, Make in India but not about price rise.” He said Modi had not commented on price rise in the BJP’s second anniversary celebrations nor had the issue of high food prices been discussed in the parliament.
He asked Modi to give a date by when pulses will become cheaper.
 
He asked why the Modi government was not utilising the money saved on oil import due to global drop in oil prices to give relief to rural people, especially farmers.
 
In his reply, finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the money saved due to fall in crude bill was being diverted to building rural infrastructure like roads and godowns.
 
He claimed that the seasonal price rise was a common phenomenon and added that after the ongoing rainy spell, the prices would soon stabilise.
 

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