Take home onion free on tyres purchase in Bihar

PTI Jamshedpur | Updated on August 13, 2013 Published on August 13, 2013

Onions are being provided free with the purchase of car and truck tyres by a tyre seller here to protest the rise in the price of the edible bulb.

“As the price of onion has gone up to Rs 60 a kg here, we have decided to offer five kg of onion free with the purchase of a truck tyre and one kg on two car radial tyres,” Satnam Singh Gambhir, the tyre seller of Kalimati Road in Sakchi said today.

Gambhir, who is the President of the All India Sikh Students’ Federation of Bihar and Jharkhand, had made a similar offer in December 2010 when the price of onion had also risen to Rs 60 a kg.

Asked why he was offering onions free, he said it was his protest over the government’s failure to check price rise and depreciation of the currency.

“We will continue the offer till Independence Day and may extend it further depending on the government action to bring the price of onion down,” he said.

Published on August 13, 2013
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