Pappu Yadav on Tuesday sold onions outside the BJP office in Patna and priced the bulb at Rs 35 per kilogram amid a growing crisis over onion price rise.
Patna, December 3:
Former MP and convener of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) Pappu Yadav on Tuesday sold onions outside the BJP office in Patna and priced the bulb at Rs 35 per kilogram amid a growing crisis over onion price rise.
At a time when prices of onion are skyrocketing across the country and is being sold Rs 80-90 per kg in Patna, Pappu Yadav chose to encash the opportunity to reach out to common people and launch an attack on BJP.
As the news of Pappu Yadav selling onion at cheaper rates spread in the area, hundreds of people queued up outside the BJP office to buy the crop.
Speaking to India Today TV, Pappu Yadav lashed out at the Centre for failing to provide a reprieve to the common man who has been reeling under rising prices of onion for the past few weeks.
Pappu Yadav also hit out at Union Minister for Consumer Affair, Food and Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, for his repeated assurances that the Centre was in the process of importing onion and prices would come down by mid-December.
“The Centre and Bihar government are doing nothing to provide any relief to the common man. When the Centre can provide subsidy on fuel, why cannot it provide subsidy on onions. The minister says that prices will go down in the coming days. Until then what are the people supposed to do,” asked Pappu Yadav.
BJP legislator and spokesperson Prem Ranjan Patel called Pappu Yadav’s move to sell cheaper onions outside BJP office a “nautanki”.
Courtesy: India Today