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Onion prices: Are they fixed to divert attention
MADHU AGRAWAL | 22 Dec 2010

In a country where everyone and every aspect is liable to be 'fixed', it seems price-increase of onions was also 'fixed' to successfully achieve dicerting attention of media and public from scams and scandals. It seems Union government has been succ

IT SEEMS the Union government has been successful in diverting media-focus and public-attention on big scams like CWG-2010, 2G spectrum scam and Adarsh Housing scam etc by artificially created price-rise of onions and subsequent fast-tracking steps to check such a sponsored price rise. Almost all news-channels including the English ones on 21.12.2010 sidelined scam-stories by focussing mainly on price-rise of onions, an aspect usually favourite to Hindi news-channels only.
 
In a country where everyone and every aspect is liable to be ‘fixed’, it seems price-increase of onions was also ‘fixed’ to successfully achieve dicerting attention of media and public from scams and scandals.