New Delhi: BJP today attacked the Delhi
government for increasing the prices of pulses at the outlets
it had opened to sell essential commodities at a reasonable
Accusing the government of piling financial burden on
the common man, senior BJP leader V K Malhotra said the
decision of the government to increase prices of pulses will
hit hard the middle class and below poverty line families.
"It is ironic that when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
is claiming to take steps to bring food inflation under
control, Delhi Chief Minister has authorised an increase in
the prices of pulses being sold at government outlets in the
city," he said.
The Food and Civil Supplies department of Delhi
Government had yesterday announced increasing prices of three
varieties of pulses currently being sold at 400 select
outlets, including all Mother Dairy booths.
Aiming to provide relief to the people from price
rise, Delhi government in February had begun sale of ten
varieties of pulses in nearly 400 outlets, including all
Mother Dairy booths at reasonable rates.