Ambala (Haryana): Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Wednesday asked the people of Haryana to return Congress to power in the state contending it needed a government which
would work in tandem with the Centre and reap the benefits of
"Only Congress government can do it," Singh said
addressing his first public meeting in poll-bound Haryana.
The Prime Minister said Congress had never played the
politics of dividing the society but made efforts to take
everybody along with it.
Attributing the rise in prices of essential goods to
global factors and poor monsoon, Singh assured the people that
the government would be able to contain inflation after a good
"The most difficult period (when prices of essential
commodities soared) has ended. The government will be able to
contain price hike after a good produce of Rabi crop," he said
Singh attributed the price rise to a spurt in prices
of foodgrains in global market, poor monsoon causing
drought-like conditions and steps initiated by the government
by raising prices of farmers produce to give them maximum
He said the government had initiated steps to check
black marketing and hoarding.