Odisha Cong sells onion at Rs 40/kg to protest price hike

Bhubaneswar: Opposing the skyrocketing price of onion in Odisha, the Bhubaneswar District Congress Committee today resorted to an unique form of protest by selling the vegetable at Rs 40 per kg in the city.

Several Congress leaders and workers were seen selling onion to people at the cheaper price at Master Canteen Square here. The price of onion is currently hovering close to Rs 100 per kg across the state.

“The poor are suffering due to the onion price hike as they are unable to afford it. The BJP Government at the Centre and the BJD Government in Odisha are responsible for this. In order to provide onion to the common man at affordable price, we decided to sell two quintals of onion at Rs 40 per kg,” a Congress leader said.

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