Ujjain, MP, May 3 (UNI) Claiming that price rise in India was low as compared to global circumstances, Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh has said that Bharatiya Janata Party was politicising the issue.
Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Singh said that price rise was at the zenith in several countries of the world and in comparison to the international market wheat and rice were still very cheap in India.
''Congress will soon present data and show that inflation was high during the National Democratic Alliance regime's tenure,'' he said, adding NDA government had seized the rights of state governments to take action against hoarders and black-marketeers but United Progressive Alliance government had given those rights.
Mr Singh said that state governments had not been using these rights against hoarders and blackmarketeers. Inflation would be curbed within few days if state governments would use it stringently.
''No action is taking place against any hoarder in Madhya Pradesh,'' Mr Singh added.
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