india-news

Price rise turned people against Congress: PM

New Delhi, Jan 3 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said price rise was a factor in turning people against the Congress.


"I will be honest enough to say that price rise was a factor in people turning against Congress," the prime minister said in a media interaction here.

He said he had "explained why price rise took place" and added it was because of factors beyond government's control in international market.

He also said steps have been taken to protect the weaker sections.

"We have taken enough measures to protect weaker sections of our society. Prices of food grains have not increased since 2003. Through MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act), we have ensured rural wages earned by agricultural labour," he said.

--IANS (Posted on 03-01-2014)

india-news headlines

Indian Inc. has important role in developing standards: Cabinet Secretary

Manufacturing industry must become rapid learning enterprise: CII

EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan, Beni Prasad

Sibal moves EC against Swamy, seeks FIR

'No First Use nuclear doctrine an article of faith with Indian governments'

45 injured as express train derails in Assam

Srinivasan is among 13 named by Mudgal: Supreme Court

RSS, BJP ideology threat to secularism: Sonia Gandhi

Don't fool the people of India: Rahul to Modi

Auspicious 11 UP seats package may make or break BJP hopes

Triangular contest in the offing at Agra

Eyeing 300 lotuses, Modi calls upon youths

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top