News24LAST UPDATED: Oct. 26, 2020, 4:19 p.m.
Patna: With only 2 days remaining for the Bihar assembly elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) chief minister candidate Tejaswi Yadav has left no stone unturned to attack the BJP-led NDA government at the center.
On Monday, he held up a garland of onions while slamming the central government over the rising prices of the essential vegetable.
"The common man is suffering because of back-breaking inflation, corruption, and unemployment. Work and business have come to a standstill. Farmers, laborers, youth, and traders are struggling to meet their food needs. The BJP has killed small businessmen. They roam around wearing onion garlands when there's a price rise. Now, we're giving them this," Tejaswi Yadav posted on Twitter.
His post, which was written in Hindi, featured two photos of him and another RJD leader holding up onion garlands.
With the lantern party going through its first election campaign without its founder Lalu Prasad Yadav, his son Tejaswi Yadav has taken over the charge.
Centering his election campaign on his vow of providing 10 lakh jobs if voted to power, Tejaswi Yadav has called out the government over the rising unemployment in Bihar.
"Those who were speaking about onion when it touched ₹ 50 to 60 per kg are now silent when it has crossed ₹ 80 per kg. Farmers are being destroyed, youth is unemployed. Bihar is poor and people are migrating for education, jobs, and medical help. Starvation is on the rise," he said.
Prices of onions have been rocketing in several parts of the country over the past few weeks with prices touching ₹90 and ₹100 per kilogram by virtue of damage of Kharif crops due to heavy rainfall as well as hoarding.
The center on Friday imposed stock limits on both retailers and wholesalers with immediate effect till December 31 in order to boost domestic supply and provide relief to consumers.
The consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to inform that the Narendra Modi government has taken another step to restrain hoarding and check prices. Restrictions have been imposed on retailers and wholesale traders regarding the amount of onion they can keep in stock.
The assembly elections in Bihar will be held in three phases. The first phase is on October 28, the second on November 3, and the third on November 7. The result will be declared on November 10.