New Delhi, Aug 21: The UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched its "ambitious" food security programme in Delhi. "The ambitious food security scheme is unparalleled in the world and we are pround of it" Sonia Gandhi said at a function in Talkatora Stadium.
While flagging off the scheme, the Congress President said that nearly 80 crore people will benefit from Food Security scheme. She further said that after the launch of the scheme "No poor person will go hungry. We have to be responsible for the poor now while."
The Government also reached out to opposition Janata Dal (United) as continued disruptions in Parliament blocked passage of UPA's ‘game changer' Food Security Bill that aims to provide foodgrains at cheap rates to 67 per cent of the population.
But Soniaji, can these foodgrains be eaten alone? What about the vegetables? Are you going to prepare any bills for the security of vegetables too so that the mango man can afford them?
With onions being an inevitable ingredient of an Indian household considering its taste and price that "used to suit" a common man's budget, would our madam throw some light on what will those people do for whom she has been fighting to pass the food security bill?
Not to mention that after homemakers, small eateries are the ones badly affected by the onion price rise. They have stopped serving small onion rings as accompaniments and instead, charge for it.
Last week, Onion prices in the capital rised up to Rs 80 per kg. The current price ranges from Rs 45 to Rs 70 across various cities in the country.
Astrologers are even predicting Congress's fall due to the onion prices.
It's time Soniaji gives it a thought! Whether the common man will again rejoice at the lowering prices of onions without worrying for that hole in the pocket, only time will tell.