Rahul Gandhi to raise price rise issue in Lok Sabha today

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is expected to mount a scathing attack on the government in the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of rising prices of essential commodities.

Party sources on Wednesday said that the House is expected to take up a short duration discussion on the issue.

With the prices of pulses and some other commodities skyrocketing in recent months, the main opposition party has launched a sharp attack on the Narendra Modi dispensation for hitting hard the common man.

Last week, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had targeted the government on the issue of price rise and asked party MPs to be aggressive and hold the government and its ministers accountable for it.

Picking holes in the government’s claims of economic growth, she said “when it comes to growth and GDP figures that they tout, questions on their veracity are raised even by their own party leaders. BJP blocked every important FDI initiative of the UPA government. Yet now it has put in place a free-for-all policy even in sensitive areas like defence.”