Wayanad (Kerala): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the issue of onion price, saying no one asked her what she eats but people want to know why the economy is in crisis. It is noteworthy that on Wednesday, an MP asked her if she eats onions whose prices are skyrocketing, then Sitharaman said in Parliament, “I come from a family in which onions and garlic are not eaten.”
In the Congress leadership meeting, Gandhi said, ‘No one is asking whether you eat onions or not. You are the Finance Minister and we are asking why the economy is facing a crisis. If you had asked even the poorest of the poor, you would have got an appropriate answer. ‘ The Congress MP from Wayanad alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has destroyed India’s biggest strength. He said, ‘We trust the voice of our people but Narendra Modi only trusts himself. He did not ask any shopkeeper about demonetisation. He did not ask the farmers or anyone else about this. He destroyed India’s biggest power, which is its economy. He did the same thing with GST. Now you see what a ridiculous situation has arisen?
The Congress leader said that his party will not insult the people by imposing conditions. Gandhi said, “We do not trust the beating or killing of our own people and for this we are fighting at the national level.” He said that he is pressurizing the Center and the state government for compensation and rehabilitation of flood victims in the state. Addressing the gathering in Nilambur, Rahul Gandhi referred to the death of the girl from a snake bite in Wayanad’s school and said that the image of Kerala is to provide the best education across the country, but this incident shows that in facilities Needs improvement.