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Ramesh flays Bush for price rise remark

india Updated: May 03, 2008 20:55 IST
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Ramesh flays Bush for price rise remark

Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh on Saturday critised US President George W Bush for blaming growing demand for foodgrains in India for the global price rise.

"George Bush has never been known for his knowledge of economics. And he has just proved once again how comprehensively wrong he is."

"To say that the demand for food in India is causing increase in global food prices is completely wrong," Ramesh told CNN-IBN in New Delhi.

His comments came after Bush joined US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in blaming the rising prosperity of India's huge middle class for the spiraling global food prices.