The farmers sell quintal of wheat to buy month’s mustard oil, says Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi, who is also the party chief of Uttar Pradesh, stated in a Hindi tweet, “How does inflation affect? Price of 1-liter mustard oil = 14 kg wheat of the farmer.”

On Friday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at the government over the pricing of edible oils, claiming that a farmer would have to sell one quintal of wheat to get a month’s supply of mustard oil.

Priyanka Gandhi, who is also the party chief of Uttar Pradesh, stated in a Hindi tweet, “How does inflation affect? Price of 1-liter mustard oil = 14 kg wheat of the farmer.”

“A farmer family has to sell about 1 quintal of wheat to buy mustard oil for a month,” the Congress leader said, adding, “Neither income has increased, nor has there been any savings in agriculture. Common people are groaning due to the havoc of inflation.”

Priyanka Gandhi also included a video of a virtual conference she held with party members in Prayagraj and Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in which she emphasized that everyone should work hard to develop the organization.

She further stated that the ideas of party workers will be the most crucial in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

During the discussion, she also talked about inflation and agricultural concerns.

Pertinently, Edible oil prices in the domestic markets have been on the boil from the past few months.

Market experts opine that the prices might not come down much despite the Centre’s decision on Tuesday (June 29) to lower import duties as the corresponding prices in the international markets have moved up, nullifying the impact of duty cut.

The government’s decision to allow the import of refined palm oil without any restrictions, which was announced a day after the duties were lowered, has also been criticized by traders and market watchers. They predict that the decision will lead to a flood of cheap edible oils from Malaysia and Indonesia.

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