No one justifying onion prices: Congress
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 23:18
New Delhi: As the government on Wednesday unveiled multi-pronged measures to check high onion prices, Congress rejected the contention that Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was trying to justify the rise in prices of the commodity.

"Please do not think anyone is trying to justify ....There is concern about prices of onions", party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters referring to Pawar's statement that it will take three weeks for onion prices to come down.

He said that Government has taken every possible step to reduce the prices which have risen due to unseasonal rains affecting the onion crop. He said that hoarding is also one of the reasons for the price rise.

Meanwhile, Congress sources said that it would have been better if Pawar had not remarked that it would take three weeks to bring down the prices of onions and he should have used the word "soon".


First Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 23:18

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