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Rahul Gandhi deletes erroneous tweet on price of essential commodities

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi has erased the tweet after Asian News International (ANI) reported the mathematical faux pas he made in putting out the figures highlighting the rate of essential commodities.Earlier in the day while, shooting off a seventh question at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as campaigning for elections in Gujarat reached fever pitch, Gandhi aggressively highlighted the distinction in rates of commodities as they existed in 2014 when basic elections were last held, and rates as they exist or prevail now in 2017, in a quote to straight blaming the prime minister for the rate increase of necessary products like cooking gas, veggies and fuel.Presenting the data on gas cylinders, Gandhi stated that cost of one cylinder in 2014 was Rs

414, whereas in 2017, it had actually gone up to Rs.742. Thereafter, instead of stating that there had actually been an increase of 79 percent, the Nehru-Gandhi scion erroneously discussed it as a 179 percent increase.That was not all! He followed it up by stating that rate of pulses had risen by 177 percent instead of 77 percent, the price of tomatoes had actually gone up by 285 percent instead of 185 percent, that of onions had increased by 200 percent instead of 100 percent, that of milk had actually gone up by 131 percent rather of 31 percent and the cost of diesel had actually gone up by 113 percent instead of 13 percent.Keeping the Gujarat surveys in mind, which presently experts and pundits are stating is running neck-to-neck, Gandhi has been shooting off a series of concerns at the Prime Minister and demanding that he offer accountable responses to every one of them. The previous has actually likewise asked the latter to come tidy and stop his charade of the BJP and Centre claiming that advancement has actually only happened in Gujarat and in other parts of the country under its instructions. Stay up to date on all the most recent Country news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

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