Record price rise crushed poor and middle class: Rahul Gandhi targets Modi govt
New Delhi/UNI: Raising concerns over the rising inflation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the record price rise has crushed the poor and the government must act now to protect them.
Asserting the "inflation is a tax on all Indians", he said record price rise has crushed the poor and middle class even before the Ukraine war began.
"It will increase further as: - Crude > $100/barrel - Food prices expected to rise 22 per cent - COVID disrupts Global Supply Chain" he tweeted.
"GOI must act NOW. Protect people," he said.
Inflation is a TAX on ALL Indians.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 19, 2022
Record price rise had crushed the poor & middle class even before Ukraine war began.
It will increase further as:
- Crude > $100/barrel
- Food prices expected to rise 22%
- COVID disrupts Global Supply Chain
GOI must act NOW. Protect people. pic.twitter.com/yR2Pk7Asaf
India's retail inflation stood at 6.7% in February from 6.1% in January, the highest since July 2021.
High inflation has come on the back of higher food and beverage prices. Food prices saw an upward trajectory, with inflation measured by the Consumer Food Price Index rising to 5.85 per cent in February from 5.43 per cent in January.