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A political war has erupted as petrol and diesel price were hiked for eight straight days. Petrol and Diesel prices are hiked for eight straight days and opposition calls it Modi tax in name of so called excise duty.
At a press conference at party headquarters, spokesperson Pawan Khera said “We demand an immediate withdrawal of this additional ‘Modi Tax’ imposed over the last six years and eight months. This in itself will reduce petrol price to ₹61.92 per litre and diesel price to ₹47.51 per litre. Every common Indian deserves this relief immediately.
He said when former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resigned the international crude oil price was $108 per barrel yet petrol price was ₹71.51 per litre in Delhi and diesel was ₹57.28.
“As on February 1, 2021, international crude oil price was $54.41 per barrel, just half of May 2014, yet the price as of today of petrol is ₹89.29 per litre and diesel ₹79.70 per litre Their strategy is predictable: generate these emotions and create villains. For this, they will borrow from mythology, from their version of history, from global events that may have nothing to do with us. They will keep invoking villains against whom our collective emotions can be directed,” said Mr .Khera.
The Congress leader accused the government of looting the country of 20 lakh crore through high fuel prices. “Where did this 20 lakh crore go? It’s not been seen in any sector. Can this be termed as a criminal conspiracy to benefit only a few crony friends?” Khera asked.
Inputs- THE HINDU
By- BRATADEEP CHOUDHURY