Chandigarh court issues summons to Sonia on price rise

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Chandigarh, Jan 19 (PTI) A court here today issuedsummons to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on a petition seekingdirections to the ruling party to maintain a check and controlon price rise and inflation.

On a petition filed by three persons, including alocal advocate, Civil Judge Anshul Berry issued summons toSonia to appear in court in person or through her attorney onApril seven this year.

In case of default in appearance, the suit will beheard and determined in her absence, the court said.

The advocate, who also runs an NGO, in his petitionsaid simple daily needs are going beyond reach of the poor.

"It has been seen in slum areas that the poorlabourers are eating rice with plain salted water," hecontended.

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