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Those calling inflation a calamity should stop eating: BJP MLA

Those calling inflation a calamity should stop eating: BJP MLA
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Raipur, Jun 4 (PTI) BJP MLA in Chhattisgarh and former

state minister Brijmohan Agrawal has stoked a controversy as

he said that those who call inflation a national calamity

should stop eating food and using petrol.

The Congress, which is in power in the state, termed

his statement "shameful" and said the day is not far when the

saffron party will ask those who oppose the BJP-led Centre to

leave the country.

Talking to reporters on Thursday, Agrawal said, "If

the inflation is a national calamity, then I think those who

are calling it so should stop eating and drinking. They should

quit food and stop using petrol."

"I think if Congressmen and those who have voted to

Congress will do so, the inflation would automatically come

down," he said.

A video of the MLA making the statement has gone viral

on social media platforms.

When contacted, Agrawal said on Friday, "While

interacting with reporters, I satirically made a statement

that if Congressmen stop eating and using petrol, inflation

would decline as the state Congress chief had termed inflation

as a national calamity."

He said he made the statement in a lighter vein while

speaking to reporters after the press meet and it was not his

intention to ask anyone to stop having food or using petrol.

Slamming him over the statement, Chhattisgarh

Congress''s communication wing in-charge Shailesh Nitin Trivedi

said the BJP can''t even realise the pain of people who are

bearing the brunt of the price rise.

"Making such a vague statement is very shameful. They

will later say that those who oppose the Centre should quit

India," he said.

On Saturday, Congress leaders and workers will stage a

state-wide protest in front of their houses against the Centre

over the issue of price hike. PTI TKP

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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