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Modi-led NDA should end 'Racketeer Raj' : Surjewala

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 15:13 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Congress party spokesman Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday said that the NDA government should end what he called its "Racketeer Raj".

"Government should end this Racketeer Raj, open their eyes and take decisive action, farmers are giving dal at Rs 46 per kilogram, but the government is selling it at rupees 200 to rupees 250 per kilogram. Who is pocketing this money? That is an answer we seek from Modi government."

"The common man pleads and middlemen continue to make money on dal. Dal continues to sell at 200 rupees per kilogram, tomatoes sell at 80 rupees per kilogram, milk , bread and grain have become scarce commodities in the plate of the common person in this country. While Modiji continues to protect those who are orderers, racketeers and profiteers."

The Congress party is protesting against the rise in the inflation rate and has also planned to bring this matter to light in parliament during the monsoon session.

Responding to Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu's statement that the Congress is responsible for inflation, Surjewala said "Venkaiah Naidu should open his eyes, he is our senior and should not act like a blind man. Dal was sold at 70 rupees per kilogram in May 2014, and now, it is being sold at 330 rupees per kilogram."

He said, " It has been two years of the Modi's government, is Mr. Naidu going to tell us who is getting the rest of the money? The question is whether the BJP is also getting some share from this money?" (ANI)