The above statement is made by none other than the ruling party MP. Rajya Sabha BJP MP Prabhat Jha reportedly said that only wealthy people eat tomatoes and the BJP can't be cornered for increase of price rise over the past couple of months.
Jha said, “Tamatar jinke gaal laal hote hai, jo paise waale hote hai, woh khate hai. Lekin uske baad bhi niyantran karne ki koshish ki hai. Lekin zara si mausam ki maar se badhi huyi keemat se humari sarkar ko maarne ki koshish nahi hona chaiye,” which means Tomatoes are only for the rich people. Even then the government is trying to control the price rise. The Centre should not be cornered on the issue of rising prices of vegetables because of bad monsoon.
Tomato prices have touches Rs 70-80 in the couple weeks as the production fell short with weak monsoon.
It is has been a regular practice for BJP leaders these days for making irresponsible statements on the issues related to the common man.