BHOPAL: Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bhopal, on Tuesday dismissed the talk about the rise in the prices of petrol and diesel and inflation as nothing, but a “propaganda” on part of the Congress.

She was speaking at a function of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation where Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan virtually inaugurated a pump house as well as flagged off new civic buses.

These people spread propaganda that diesel and petrol have become expensive. This inflation is nothing else but the mindset of the Congress and merely propaganda, Thakur said in Hindi.

During her address at the event, she also hailed the CM for introducing pollution-free vehicles in the state capital, reminiscing that earlier handkerchiefs used to cover the face during autorickshaw rides would get blackened with grime and dust generated during journey.

Mocking Thakur for her statement on price rise, state Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja tweeted, “Congress is responsible for floods? Nehru’s speech responsible for inflation? If facing a problem, go to Afghanistan? Now, MP Pragya Thakur is saying that inflation is nothing but the propaganda of Congress’ mindset. Send all to the mental hospital soon.”