Women journalists take on PM on price rise

April 10th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Women journalists cornered Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the rising prices of food stuff during an interaction in the capital Friday.
During the meet with members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps at the Hotel Taj Palace here, one journalist pointed out that the prices of pulses, rice and flour was lower during the National Democratic Alliance government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“I was told that the price of dal (pulses) has come down,” Manmohan Singh responded, evoking titters in the all-female audience.

However, the women journalists, most of whom were familiar with balancing the family budget in a time of rising prices, refuted the prime minister’s contention.

The prime minister had to give in. “I admit that you would know more about this issue than me,” he admitted sheepishly.

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