Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Monday said that though the Congress government at the centre is led by an economist it will never be able to check price rise.
"How can one expect the Congress to control price rise since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, like other economists, feels that inflation was an indicator of growth rate," Swaraj told reporters here.
The BJP leader said that the United Progressive Alliance government led by the Congress has been furnishing figures about decline in inflation only to mislead the common man since the prices of essential goods like pulses, wheat and sugar were still sky rocketing.
"The common man will not eat the figures but he needs food grains at low price."
Swaraj, who is in charge of of the party's campaign in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, said that the BJP will bag 180-200 seats in the polls.