STORY: Inflation promises to be a major headache for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of elections to several state assemblies this year and early 2023, particularly in his western home state of Gujarat.
India's headline inflation hit an eight-year high of 7.79% in April.
Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi told a rally: "The fear of the future, inflation, and unemployment are on the rise. This is why there is an increasing hatred in India. Hatred divides people, divides the country, and makes the country weak."