Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the federal government over the rise in costs of petrol and diesel and accused the Centre of “tax extortion”.
The former Congress president’s assault got here after petrol and diesel costs have been hiked once more by 35 paise per litre, sending retail pump costs to their highest-ever degree throughout the nation.
“There used to be stories of greedy misgovernance under which taxes were collected indiscriminately in old folk tales. At first, the people used to be unhappy but in the end the people used to end that misgovernance. In reality also, the same will happen,” Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi utilizing the hashtags “TaxExtortion” and “FuelPrices”.
Along along with his tweet, he additionally tagged a video collage on the rising costs of gasoline, diesel and petrol along with his voiceover.
In the voiceover, Mr Gandhi is heard saying that the federal government has earned Rs 23 lakh crore from growing costs of gasoline, diesel and petrol within the final seven years, and urges the folks of the nation to ask the place this cash goes.
The worth of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever degree of Rs 104.79 a litre and Rs 110.75 per litre in Mumbai, in keeping with a worth notification of state-owned gasoline retailers.
In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 101.40 a litre; whereas in Delhi, it prices Rs 93.52.