CHECK RISING PRICES OF ESSENTIAL ITEMS
The ruling and opposition parties are busy fighting the Lok Sabha elections but the common man is aggrieved as the retail inflation is at a six-month high of 2.92% in April, making food items costlier. Inflation in urban areas rose to 4.64% in April from 3.47% in the previous month. Cartels and middlemen manipulated prices. The stock markets or upbeat economic data do not reflect the true picture of the economy. The government should take steps to check rising prices of essential items.