BJP, Cong slam AAP over price rise, power cuts

Hitting out at inflation in the city, the Delhi BJP on Sunday demanded the creation of a ministerial group to keep under check the prices of pulses, edible oils, tea, sugar, wheat, rice, and spices. The party claimed the prices of the essential items has risen by 30 to 35 per cent over the past few weeks.

The Congress, in a separate rally, stepped up the pressure on the Arvind Kejriwal government over the power and water cuts across the city.
Former Delhi BJP chief and Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said people were suffering due to the failures of the Delhi government in the form of inflation.

He demanded that the government should constitute a special task force of ministers and bureaucrats to curb inflation in a timely manner.

Gupta said the BJP will raise the issue of inflation during the upcoming Assembly session, both inside and outside the House to force the Kejriwal government to provide relief to the consumers from the rising prices.

“The prices of food items, medicines, school fees, clothing items, cosmetics, stationery, medical tests, construction items and so on are touching the sky,” Gupta said in a statement.

According to a survey, in the past 30 days, the price of pulses has escalated by 50 to 70 per cent, of edible oils by 35 per cent and of tea, sugar, wheat, rice, and spices by 30 to 35 per cent, he said.

Gupta claimed he raised the issue of rising price of pulses and other items on May 1 but till now the Delhi government has not provided any relief to the public.

In a separate rally on power and water shortages, the Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said the Kejriwal government was fully responsible for the frequent power cuts and severe water shortage in Delhi as the AAP government had not worked out any summer action plan to address these perennial problems.

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