The Aam Aadmi Party questions the BJP’s silence on a remark of its senior national leader who considers eating Tomatoes as a parameter of prosperity ? It is shameful that a national office-bearer of the ruling party has attempted a cheap poetic banter on an issue that is suffocating the aam aadmi. Mr Prabhat Jha has insinuated that only the rich eat Tomatoes. It is only a half truth since it is the government run by his party, which has turned Tomatoes into a rare commodity since last two months.
In the past one month alone, Tomato prices have risen by over 200 per cent in many cities, with Delhi being one of the worst hit, where the prices have skyrocketed by nearly 250 per cent and a back-breaking 300 per cent in Mumbai.
Onion prices have risen by 50 to 70 per cent. There is no fall in production or arrivals in wholesale mandis but the prices are still rising. So Mr Jha is partially correct in saying that Tomatoes are unaffordable, but the big question is who is responsible for making it an eatable for a select few with high purchasing power ? Read More
A status report on crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh prepared by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Shefali Misra and Hema Badhwar Mehra (party’s Lok Sabha candidates from Sitapur and Badaun constituencies in UP, respectively), has been presented to the AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal. Receiving the report, he condemned the increasing violence against women, calling the situation a “gross neglect of basic human rights.”
Kejriwal asked for a serious review of women’s situation in the country, expressing that, “The mandate to stop violence is a responsibility each one of us now needs to take.” He further added that, “the state has failed in its endeavour to protect women’s rights. It is time that each citizen expresses anguish and anger and lets the law makers and implementers know that violence must stop.”
Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leader and senior Supreme Court advocate, Mr HS Phoolka issued the following statement on Saharanpur riots on :
Bill against Communal Violence should be passed by the Parliament at earliest.
The Uttar Pradesh Police and the state government remained mute spectators and failed to save the life and property of innocent citizens in Saharanpur.
The reasons being given by the police for its inaction is that it was outnumbered by the rioters, and the force was not sufficient. This justification is not acceptable at all. It is a common excuse, given by the police in every riot, to cover up their inaction.
Two months after assuming office, the Modi Government still seems to be groping in dark on how to tackle the rising prices of essential commodities. The way prices of essential commodities have gone up in recent past, it shows the government has completely lost control over the state apparatus and is still looking for a policy direction vis-a-vis price rise and inflation. Read More