Modi criticises Centre for attributing price rise to adverse weather conditions

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday criticised Centre for attributing price rise to adverse weather conditions.

Speaking at the Chief Minister's conference here Modi said: "I am surprised to learn that the Government of India has attributed price rise to 'adverse' weather and climate change."

He said that more adverse climatic conditions had prevailed for three years between 2000-02 during NDA rule which had an "equally adverse effect on agriculture production."

"Yet, the food inflation was contained within five per cent through better supply side management," Modi added.

He also sought to reject the Centre's argument that hike in minimum support price, had led to rising prices.

Modi contended that the food price inflation shown by the wholesale price index was not the correct measurement of the price situation faced by a consumer as the common man paid much higher price than the wholesaler. (ANI)

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