An advocate’s effort to get the Supreme Court to issue a directive for the Centre to rein in the rising rates of onions on Friday backfired when the apex court suggested that the petitioner should stop consuming the item himself for a few months in order to control the prices. A bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan dismissed the PIL filed by the advocate, who submitted that the Centre had "grossly" failed in controlling the food inflation. “You stop eating onions for two months and its price would come under control. Don't burden with these cases," the bench told the advocate. The advocate, Vishnu Pratap Singh, contended the government was depriving the weakest sections of society of their right to life and food through its failure to control the prices of essential commodities.