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Will give onions as Rakhi gift to my sisters: Yashwant Sinha

Amidst government`s failure to curb the rise in onion prices, Yashwant Sinha said that he would gift the vegetable as a gift to his sisters on Raksha Bandhan.



Zee Media Bureau/Kamna Arora

New Delhi: Amidst government`s failure to curb the rise in onion prices, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said that he would gift the vegetable as a gift to his sisters on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

"When my sisters come to me to tie `rakhi`, I will give them onions instead of gold or silver," quipped Sinha.

Its inability to control onion prices had led the Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) to lose power in Delhi in 1998. Since then it has failed to return to power.

In 2013, the BJP is all set to take the advantage of soaring onion prices to unnerve the ruling Congress party ahead of the forthcoming Assembly Elections in the national capital territory and 2014 General Elections.

The prices of onions and vegetables have already sent the budgets of many homes in the national capital haywire.

The BJP has accused Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of being hand-in-glove with hoarders and black-marketers, leading to a rise in onion prices.

The price of onions in the wholesale market is Rs 50 a kg, but it ranged between Rs 60 and Rs 80 a kg in retail stores.

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