New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi broke into verses to highlight the difficulties faced by the common man due to rising prices.
However, a miscalculation of increase in prices in percentage terms of items like pulses, tomatoes, onions, milk, diesel and cooking gas forced him to replace the tweet with a corrected chart.
“Jumlo ki bewafai maar gayi, note bandi ki lootai maar gayi, GST saari kamai maar gayi, baaki kuch bacha to mehangai maar gayi (we were hit by the betrayal of promises, the loot of note ban and GST, whatever was left was taken away by price rise),” Rahul said on Twitter.
Rahul has been putting a question a day to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of his social media campaign for the Gujarat Assembly elections.
Rahul highlighted the sharp difference in the prices of various commodities in 2014 and 2017.
The infographic accompanying the tweet showed a chart listing the price of a gas cylinder â€“ Rs 414 in 2014 and Rs 742 in 2017.
Pulses cost Rs 45 a kg in 2014 while it retailed at Rs 80 in 2017, tomatoes Rs 35/kg (2014), Rs 100/kg (2017); onions Rs 40/kg (2014), Rs 80/kg (2017), milk Rs 38/litre (2014), Rs 50/litre (2017), diesel Rs 56/litre (2014) and Rs 63/litre (2017).
The percentage-wise figures, however, were wrongly calculated.
Later, the graphic was corrected to show the increase in prices against the listed commodities.