Skyrocketting Food #Prices AND India’s #Food #Bill: A CONNECTION?

onion_mumbai3Does the government of India take its citizens to be so DUMB so as to not see this connection?

This month the government bulldozed ahead with what it calls the ‘Food Security Bill‘ which it claims will help feed the poorest people for free.  The fact is that elections are just around the corner and the government feels it needs after 9 years in power, to do something that will give the poor incentive to vote for them.  This is obvious to everyone except to the government in power for some reason.

Yet, what is absolutely astonishing is how simultaneously over the last 2-3 months, the period building up to the launch of the Food Security Bill, there has been an unbelievable escalation in basic food prices.  AND I MEAN UNBELIEVABLE! The prices have shot by more than 5-6 times the cost they were 3-4 months ago.  Onions which costed Rs.10/kg are now hitting Rs.70/kg.  Middle-class people are complaining in India.  So what are the poor to do?  50% of India earns Rs.400/ or less per month.  What are they going to eat?

BUT HERE’S THE DIRTY GAME.  MEDIA REPORTS ARE NOW SHOWING THAT OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS MIDDLE-MEN WHO TRADE IN FOOD AND VEGETABLES HAVE BEEN STOCK-PILING THEM IN WAREHOUSES TO ARTIFICIALLY JACK UP THE COST OF FOOD!  [SEE THE VIDEO BELOW.]

ISN’T IT CONVENIENT?  ARTIFICIALLY JACK UP THE PRICE OF BASIC FOOD SO THE POOR ARE DESPERATE,  AND THEN LAUNCH A FOOD BILL PROMISING FOOD BILL? 

IS THERE A GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION THAT WOULD TAKE GOVERNMENTS LIKE THIS TO TASK?  ISN’T FOOD THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF HUMANS? DOES ANY GOVERNMENT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PLAY SUCH FILTHY POLITICS WITH IT?

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