Rahul Gandhi flays Modi-government over rising fuel price

Amid rising fuel prices in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government's 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' slogan stating that the condition of 'Vikas' is such that if there is no increase in fuel price for a single day that becomes a bigger news.


ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 18-06-2021 12:04 IST | Created: 18-06-2021 12:02 IST
Rahul Gandhi flays Modi-government over rising fuel price
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. [File Photo/ANI]. Image Credit: ANI
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Amid rising fuel prices in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government's 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' slogan stating that the condition of 'Vikas' is such that if there is no increase in fuel price for a single day that becomes bigger news. "Such is the condition of Modi government's Vikas (development) that if the price of petrol and diesel does not increase any day, then it becomes a bigger news!" said the Congress MP in a tweet.

Prices of petrol and diesel in the national capital on Friday stood at Rs 96.93 per liter and Rs 87.69 per liter respectively. Petrol and diesel prices per liter in Bhopal stand at Rs 104.53 and 95.75 per liter respectively and in Mumbai Rs 102.82 and Rs 94.84 per liter respectively.

Speaking to ANI, a person in Mumbai said, "This has to be managed. Despite no increase in income since the beginning of the pandemic, we have to shell out so much for fuel. Petrol is used every day because we have to commute to the office and other places, so we cannot cut on this expense, so we have to ultimately cut down other regular expenses. When petrol, diesel prices rise it gives rise to inflation. This has increased the burden on everybody's pocket. The prices of crude oil are very low at this time but due to the taxes levied by the Central and state governments the prices of petrol and diesel have touched the sky." "A person whose monthly income is Rs 10,000-12,000 how will the person manage household expenditures and child's education when Rs 2,000-3,000 goes towards petrol? Education is already so expensive in our country. In this manner survival is very difficult," added a resident of Bhopal.

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