Stop Profiteering From Middle Class And Poor’s Misery: Rahul Gandhi Tweets To Modi Over Petrol Price Hike

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel.

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June 16, 2020

National

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel and urged to ‘stop profiteering from the misery of middle class and poor’. “PM Modi, these tragic times dictate putting money directly in the hands of the middle class and poor. STOP profiteering from their misery. #ModiStopLootingIndia,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted attaching a letter of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, as reported by ANI.

In the letter, Sonia Gandhi urged the Centre to immediately roll back hikes on fuel prices and pass the benefit of low crude oil prices to the citizens. She stated, in the letter, that it is the duty and responsibility of the Central government to alleviate suffering and not put the people through greater hardship.

“Your government is seeking to earn an additional revenue of nearly Rs 2,60,000 crores by these ill-advised hikes in excise duty and increased prices of petrol and diesel. As it is, people across the board are facing unimaginable hardships what to say of widespread fear and insecurity. These price increases are saddling our motto with an additional burden of this enormous magnitude that is neither justified nor appropriate. It is the duty and responsibility of the government to alleviate suffering and not put the people to still greater hardship,” the letter read.

On Tuesday morning, fuel prices were hiked in Delhi. Petrol saw a hike of Rs 0.47 per litre, which led to the price reaching at 76.73 per litre. While for diesel, the rate was hiked by Rs 0.57, making it reach the price of Rs 75.19 per litre.

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