Rahul Gandhi slams authorities over rising gas costs

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig on the authorities over the rising costs of petrol and diesel, alleging that there was “destruction for all” and improvement of “rising prices”.

Tagging a media report which claimed that if the federal government had not hiked taxes, petrol would have been Rs 66 per litre and diesel would have been Rs 55 per litre, Gandhi alleged that the federal government was indulging in “tax extortion”.

“‘Sabka vinash, mehengaai ka vikas’ (destruction for all, development of rising prices),” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi utilizing the hashtag ‘TaxExtortion’.

Petrol and diesel costs on Sunday have been hiked once more by 35 paise a litre. The fourth straight day of 35 paise per litre hike despatched petrol and diesel charges to document highs throughout the nation.

The value of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever degree of Rs 105.84 a litre and Rs 111.77 per litre in Mumbai, in response to a value notification of state-owned gas retailers. In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 102.52 a litre; whereas in Delhi, it prices Rs 94.57. Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra additionally attacked the federal government over rising costs, saying the BJP has hiked NPK (fertiliser) value by Rs 275 and NP (fertiliser) value by Rs 20.

“With daily hikes, the government has made the diesel prices cross Rs 100. Under the BJP rule, workers and farmers are reeling under the burden of rising prices, while only Modi’s friends are getting richer,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

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