Wednesday, July 30, 2014

'Only rich people eat #tomatoes, not the common man' says #BJP Rajya Sabha MP Prabhat Jha

BJP Rajya Sabha MP and former party state head from Madhya Pradesh, Prabhat Jha on Tuesday when asked about steep surge in tomato prices offered a weird statement. He claimed that only rich people eat tomatoes and not the common man. “Only those who have red cheeks like tomato eat this priced vegetable,” he said.

Currently tomato prices are soaring up to Rs 80 per kg.Tomato prices have gone up to Rs 80 per kg in the national capital after a substantial drop in supply from key producing states.
The average price of tomato, monitored by the Consumer Affairs Department, in 59 cities, however, stood at Rs 60 per kg.The vegetable is selling at as high as Rs 100 per kg in Port Blair.

Tomato is available at Rs 80 per kg in Ranchi and Indore; Rs 72 per kg in Patna; Rs 70 per kg in Kanpur, Lucknow, Panaji and Kolkata and Rs 65 per kg in Raipur.

Prices are also on the higher side in Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Bhagalpur, Smabalpur, Rourkela, Ernakulam and Hyderabad. The key kitchen ingredient is available at Rs 60 per kg in these cities.