Arun Jaitley and Rahul Gandhi Face-Off Over Soaring Dal Prices
The reason for rise in the prices of dal were discussed by the ruling and the opposition parties at Lok Sabha.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi debated inflation in the country in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. While Rahul blamed the Modi government for the soaring dal prices, Jaitley hit back at Congress by saying that the government has brought down inflation.
Gandhi asked Modi to let the Lok Sabha know when the prices of pulses, peas and potatoes will come down. Listing out the prices of vegetables and pulses, Gandhi said in 2014, the price of tomato was Rs 18, which has shot up to Rs 55 in 2016. Urad and tur dal, priced at Rs 70 and 75 in February 2014, has gone up to Rs 160 and Rs 180 this month.
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