Onion prices continued to reign at as much as Rs 100 a kg in major cities, with the government indicating that rates may start falling after Diwali and some states taking their own initiatives to ease the situation.
With high hopes to win the upcoming Assembly elections in the national capital post a hat-trick, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Tuesday that she is both confident and nervous for the December elections.
With the arrival of new crop in the wholesale market, Onion prices on Monday fell by Rs 10 per kg to Rs 60-70 per kg in retail markets in the national capital.
In the coming weeks prices are expected to further cool down as new crop from Karnataka has started coming into the market.
With onion prices soaring, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and Delhi government to take steps to ensure that prices of kitchen staple are brought down so that common people do not suffer.