Terming the rising price of onions as a “failure” of the Centre, the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) on Wednesday staged a protest outside the residence of union information and broadcasting minister and Ludhiana member of Parliament Manish Tewari.
The workers, led by YAD vice-presidents Ravinderpal Singh, Meetpal Singh Dugri and Prabhjot Singh Dhaliwal, protested by presenting gift-wrapped onions as Diwali gift to the union minister.
Since the minister was not in Ludhiana, the “gifts” were given to the security guards outside the MP's house.
YAD workers also raised anti-Congress slogans outside Tewari's house and accused the union government of “deliberately” increasing prices of onions and potatoes in order to benefit “certain high-profile lobbies” that were controlling prices of essential commodities.
“The Centre is deliberately increasing the prices of onions,” said Ravinderpal Singh.
Another leader, Prabhjot Singh, claimed that the common man was the actual victim of increasing
prices of onions.
“But there no union minister has so far issued a serious statement on the issue. This shows how serious is the Centre in controlling these prices,” he said.