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".