Trinamool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh bites raw brinjal in Parliament
Raising the issue of inflation in Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kakoli Ghosh on Monday bit into a raw brinjal in the House, saying she ate raw vegetables because she couldn’t afford the cost of an LPG cylinder. She blamed the Modi government for current inflation in the country.
She mentioned that the price of LPG cylinders has been raised four times in the last few months. It is now available for Rs 11,00.
The Opposition leaders questioned the seriousness of the government in addressing the problem of inflation and said those who got the cylinder under the Ujjwala scheme doesn’t have the money for a refill.
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The TMC MP said that a minister protested many times over price hikes when they were in the opposition. But they are silent now. She wanted to know the view of the minister on this issue.
Replying to the questions of the opposition, BJP leader and the former minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha said that they are lower in inflation than the US and Europe. When the US and Europe were around just two per cent, in UPA’s time inflation was around 12 per cent. They controlled inflation and did what UPA could not.
Sinha denied any inflation during the NDA government and said that people didn’t feel inflation because of the Prime Minister’s foresightedness that he paid so much attention and as soon as he came, he brought in Jan Dhan bank accounts. When Covid came, the government deposited money directly in the people’s bank accounts.
According to reports, Non-subsidized LPG now costs Rs 1,053 per 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi.
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