The BJP has been taking fire from the Opposition over the soaring prices of food, fuel and other commodities. The latest to join the chorus of opprobrium is All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal, who slammed the ruling party’s leaders for their seeming apathy to the common people’s suffering.
Ajmal first trained his guns on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, saying, “India’s money is with FM. How will she know how much a person spends to buy?”
He then took a swipe at ministers and MPs from the saffron party for being apparently clueless about how rising prices were affecting the populace, calling on their wives to bring them up to speed. He also had a word of warning for the BJP.
“No inflation for any minister. BJP MPs should ask their wives how’re they running the kitchen. Government should take note otherwise inflation will eat up their government in 2024,” the AIUDF chief said.
#WATCH | Guwahati:AIUDF chief says, “…India’s money is with FM. How will she know how much a person spends to buy? No inflation for any Min. BJP MPs should ask their wives how’re they running the kitchen. Govt should take note otherwise inflation will eat up their Govt in 2024” pic.twitter.com/B1Tk4IChwZ
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022
Opposition parties have targeted the BJP-led Centre on skyrocketing inflation in recent months. Leading the attack is the Congress, whose leaders hit the streets on Friday in a nation-wide protest against price rise and unemployment .
While Congress leaders in Delhi had planned to gherao the prime minister’s residence and a protest march to Rashtrapati Bhavan before being rounded up and detained, party workers across the country staged protests and dharnas outside Raj Bhavans.
Wearing black clothes, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi led the charge in Parliament where party MPs took out a protest march and were detained by the police at Vijay Chowk while they were on their way to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Priyanka Gandhi led at the AICC headquarters here, where hundreds were detained by the police amid dramatic standoffs.
While several BJP leaders called the protests an attempt to save the Gandhi family from the Enforcement Directorate probe against them, Home Minister Amit Shah linked the protest in black clothes to the party’s “appeasement” politics to convey its opposition to the Ram temple foundation laying by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2020.
Shah said the Congress was using issues like ED action and price rise only as excuses.
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