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Congress MLAs wear onion garlands to protest against soaring prices

Congress members raised slogans such as "Bhajpa Ka Dekho Khel, Mehanga Pyaz, Mehanga Tel," "Ye Mehangi Kaha Se Aayi, Bhajpa Laayi-Bhajpa Layi" to target the BJP government over the price hike issue

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Congress MLAs wear onion garlands to protest against soaring prices
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Congress MLAs Tuesday donned garlands made of onions in Himachal Pradesh Assembly as a mark of protest against the skyrocketing prices of the kitchen staple.

Prices of onion in many places across the country have crossed Rs 100 per kg because of supply crunch.

The legislators demonstrated with onion garlands during the Question Hour on the second day of the Winter Session of the Assembly.

Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri led the Congress MLAs in the house raising slogans and holding banners.

The legislators jumped into the well of the Assembly protesting against the price rise of onions. However, all of them staged a walkout from the house a few minutes later.

Congress members raised slogans such as "Bhajpa Ka Dekho Khel, Mehanga Pyaz, Mehanga Tel," "Ye Mehangi Kaha Se Aayi, Bhajpa Laayi-Bhajpa Layi" to target the BJP government over the price hike issue.

Speaker Rajiv Bindal warned the Congress legislators not to carry banners and wear garlands in the Assembly. He told them their action was against set rules.

However, the Congress MLAs kept raising slogans as the proceedings of the Question Hour continued.

A few minutes later, they staged a walkout from the Assembly at 11.35 am.

(with inputs from PTI.)

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