Bhubaneswar: Several Chhatra Congress activists today staged demonstration in front of the residence of Odisha Agriculture Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain here by selling onions at Rs 20 per kg, protesting the sharp rise in the price of the vegetable.
The Chhatra Congress workers took out a rally holding banners and later gheraoed the official residence of the minister.
“The Odisha Government is unable to control the price and black marketing of onion. The formation of Onion Mission in 2015 to control the price has remained unfruitful. Onion is a major part of the food of the people of Odisha. With its price reaching near Rs 100 per kg, it’s affecting the people severely,” said Odisha Chhatra Congress President Yasir Nawaj.
“As the government has no control over the onion price, we are selling it at Rs 20 per kg. If the minister can’t control the price, he should resign from the post,” Yasir Nawaj added.