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National Akali Dal: Govt has failed to check price rise

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New Delhi, July 4 (UNI) As the administration sold pulses at controlled rates, the National Akali today said the Sheila Dikshit Government had failed to check the price rise of essential commodities.

National Akali Dal workers held protests against the issue here and sold pulses for Rs 20 per kg.

Party president Paramjeet Singh said though the Government has been making claims about various measures to check price rise, the ground reality was contrary.

''The ground reality is that the policies of the government only seem to be helping those responsible for the current situation,'' he added.

He alleged that the Government was not taking any action against hoarders who were ''creating shortage of the commodities''.

Mr Singh said the Government's ''anti-poor'' policies must be changed immediately and the common man must be given a reprieve.

''The policies of the Sheila Dikshit government are anti-poor and the decision of selling pulses at controlled rate was just an eyewash,'' he added.

He alleged that the Government was backing hoarders.

On June 30, the Delhi government announced that two popular varieties of pulses,-- 'Urad Dhuli' and 'Moong Dhuli'-- which were selling at more than Rs 50 per kg in the market, will be sold at controlled price of Rs 38 a kg from today.

On June 23, the state government had decided to sell tomatoes at 'controlled' price of Rs 20 a kg from June 24, in order to check its spiralling prices and provide relief to the common man.

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