Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi while slamming the Modi government for the rising fuel prices has accused it of emptying the pockets of the common man and filling the pockets of its friends for free.
The prices of petrol and diesel have been increasing continuously for more than 10 days and in some states, the price of petrol has even crossed Rs 100 in some states.
The Congress has accused the Centre of looting people by imposing high taxes on petrol and diesel and has demanded its rollback to provide relief to the common man from the onslaught of rising prices.
It may be recalled that the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convey “every citizen’s anguish and deep distress regarding the spiralling fuel and gas prices.”
“When you see the fast moving meter while filling fuel in your car at the petrol pump, do remember that the crude oil rates have not risen but fallen,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
“Petrol is at Rs 100 a litre. The Modi government is doing the great work of emptying your pockets and filling the pockets of its friends,” Rahul tweeted in hindi .
पेट्रोल पम्प पर गाड़ी में तेल डालते समय जब आपकी नज़र तेज़ी से बढ़ते मीटर पर पड़े, तब ये ज़रूर याद रखिएगा कि कच्चे तेल का दाम बढ़ा नहीं, बल्कि कम हुआ है।
पेट्रोल 100 रुपय/लीटर है।
आपकी जेब ख़ाली करके ‘मित्रों’ को देने का महान काम मोदी सरकार मुफ़्त में कर रही है!#FuelLootByBJP
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 22, 2021
Gandhi also used the hashtag “FuelLootByBJP” in his tweet.
Rahul also took on the government on the rise in train fares in his tweet. Sharing a newspaper article that reported that the fare of passenger trains will be doubled, the Congress leader said: “COVID- Disaster for you, opportunity for the government.” “Petrol-diesel-gas-train fare, middle-class has been badly trapped, loot has broken the illusion of ‘jumlas’,” he tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).
कोविड- आपदा आपकी, अवसर सरकार का।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 23, 2021