Aam Aadmi Party MPs on Tuesday protested against the spiralling prices of onions and staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Parliament.
Wearing onion garlands, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs protested against the spiralling prices of onions in the country especially in the National Capital Territory (NCT) region.
The two AAP Rajya Sabha members Sanjay Singh and Sushil Kumar Gupta raised slogans against the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, holding it responsible for the price hike.
Staging the protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Parliament premises, the AAP leaders questioned the Centre as to why onions kept perishing while consumers paid high prices.
“There seems to be some scam in it. We would raise the issue inside Parliament also,” Sanjay Singh said.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh had on Monday written to Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan demanding an explanation on the “unjustified and unexplained” skyrocketing of onion prices.
“The Centre was asleep and this gives rise to a reasonable apprehension that 32,000 tonnes of onions have been shown as rotten only on paper and there is a big scam behind this entire episode,” he had said in the letter.
Singh said the entire nation is shocked that the Centre allowed such a huge quantity to be wasted.
Singh said the wastage of 32,000 tonnes of onion shows extreme callousness on part of the central government at a time when the people of the country are facing an acute shortage of onions due to which the prices are skyrocketing.
“The central government allowed such a huge quantity to rot in its godowns. This huge quantity could have easily removed the shortage across the country and would have also kept the onion prices under control,” he said.
Source: India Today