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Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi govt over rising fuel prices

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 22, 2021

‘When you see the fast-moving meter...at the petrol pump, do remember that the crude oil rates have not risen but fallen’ he tweeted in Hindi

Hitting out at the Modi government over rising fuel prices, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused it of emptying the pockets of the common man and filling the pockets of its friends for free.

The Congress has accused the Centre of looting people by imposing high taxes on petrol and diesel and has demanded its roll-back to provide relief to the common man from the onslaught of rising prices.

Also read: Focus on solutions not problems, cut fuel prices: Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi

"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 ₹100 a litre. The Modi government is doing the great work of emptying your pockets and filling the pockets of its friends," the Congress leader tweeted.

Also read: Petrol at Rs 97/litre in Mumbai, diesel crosses Rs 88-mark

Gandhi also used the hashtag ‘FuelLootByBJP’ in his tweet.

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Published on February 22, 2021
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