Rising inflation result of UPA's policy paralysis: Rajnath Singh

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Khajuraho (MP), June 21: Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that rising inflation was a fallout of the policy paralysis that prevailed during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime and added that the Narendra Modi government will need time to rein in the price rise.

"The failures of Congress-led UPA government, the kind of policy paralysis prevailing at that time, will have its impact in the country. We are trying to neutralize it and also making efforts to check inflation," Singh told reporters here. The home minister was addressing reporters after inaugurating Madhya Pradesh BJP's two-day training session for newly-elected MPs and MLAs.

"The country is facing a host of problems and this government has started functioning from last 15 days only. We need some time to overcome them," he said. Replying to a query on hike in the rail fare, he said that it was the decision of the erstwhile UPA government.

The Modi govt will need time to rein in the price rise, Rajnath Singh said.

"I want to assure people of the country that this government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will not only ensure that it emerges strong on economic front, but also in other areas," Singh said. The BJP president said that his government's performance cannot be evaluated in just 10-15 days.

"You cannot evaluate the government's performance in just 10-15 days unless we frame a policy. And a policy cannot be formulated in just 10 days or a month. Media must make people aware on the issue," he said. The wholesale price inflation accelerated in May at the quickest pace since December, led by an increase in food prices.

PTI

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