Friday, 30 August 2013

After onion crisis, Delhi BJP warns of “edible oil crisis”, Delhi Govt. not ready with any back-up plan

·   Delhi BJYM to hold “Cycle Rally” on September 1 to CM’s house to enforce HC directives on onions
·   Delhi Govt must release list of its ‘Invisible Onion Outlets’
·   After onion crisis, Delhi BJP warns of “edible oil crisis”, Delhi Govt. not ready with any back-up plan

 The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha will hold a cycle rally September 1 which will end at Chief Minister’s residence to enforce the Delhi High Court’s directives regarding reining in prices of onions in the city.

Announcing this today, the Delhi BJYM President Shri Gaurav Khari said, “The Delhi Government has done absolutely nothing to check the rising prices of onions and other articles of daily use. The price situation has gone so worse in the city that the Honourable Delhi High Court has stepped in to rescue people from “Onion Crisis”.

“The cycle rally is being held to put pressure on Delhi government to act on the Honourable High Court directives as Delhi government continues to be in a state of inertia. Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel and other senior leaders of the party will also participate in this rally,” said Shri Khari.

He further added, “It is shameful for Delhi government that the Honourable Delhi High Court had to ask the Centre and the Delhi Government to take immediate steps to bring down the prices of onions in the national capital. It is unprecedented that the Delhi High Court had to intervene to bring relief to the people from unabated rise in prices of essential commodities like onions. This shows that the Delhi government has failed to perform its duty.”

The Honourable High Court’s direction to bring down prices of onions vindicates Delhi BJP’s stand that the government’s deliberate mismanagement has resulted in unbridled price rise. The party has exposed on several occasions in the past the inaction and collusion of the government in letting the price situation slip out of the hands and repeatedly demanded that the Government of NCT take measures to bring down the prices of food items.

The Delhi BJP today reiterated its demand that the Delhi Government must release the list of the points where it is claiming to have put up stalls to sell onions at cheaper prices as these are nowhere to be found. People of Delhi are still not aware of the location of the invisible onion stalls of the Delhi government.

BJP has already nailed the lies of the Delhi Government about selling onions through its 1000 outlets when the party conducted a reality check last week. The reality check by the Delhi BJP established that in the name of selling cheaper onions, the Delhi Government was doing cheap publicity and persecuting the traders by compelling them to sell onions below their purchase cost. Traders have complained about the high-handedness of the Delhi government, which has failed to ensure adequate supply of onions to the wholesale markets in Delhi.

After the onion crisis, the BJP today cautioned the Delhi government about the impending edible oil crisis. The prices of edible oil are going to shoot up due to record devaluation of rupee, a by-product of the incompetence of the UPA Government.  The domestic demand for edible oil is primarily met by its import, which is becoming costlier due to falling rupee. The Delhi BJP said that the Delhi Government is again set to be caught napping with its prices likely to shoot up over next few days. There is no back-up plan so far to handle this situation.

The Delhi BJP demands the Delhi Government to wake up and act in time so that the common man could be saved from absolute misery. The Delhi BJP demands that the Government must ensure that prices of edible oil do not go the onion way.

Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP said that a large number of the BJP cadres continue to sell onions at their own initiative at Rs. 25-35 at various places in the national capital. This is being done to give respite to common people, who have been left in the lurch by the Delhi Government.

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