New Delhi: Stepping up assault on the Centre, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as we speak issued video messages to nook the Modi authorities over rising fuel rises and in addition launched a marketing campaign – ‘Speak Up Against Fuel Hike’.
Sonia Gandhi accused the federal government of profiteering at the expense of the folks and demanded quick rollback of rise in excise responsibility.
Rahul Gandhi, who has been in assault mode for some days now, slammed the Modi authorities for elevated in fuel costs for 22 consecutive days. He additionally accused the federal government of profiteering from the fuel whereas leaving the poor at their plight.
‘Money from fuel price goes to poor, not middlemen’
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit again at the Congress, saying the collected cash was used for welfare measures as an alternative of non-public profit as allegedly prevalent throughout the Congress period.
Pradhan stated, “I once again reiterate to Madam Sonia Gandhi ji that Modi ji has transferred more than Rs 65,000 crore to 42 crore people in the last 3 months.”
Making a strong allegation in opposition to the Congress, the Petroleum Minister remarked, “Unlike Congress” legacy of transferring cash into the accounts of middlemen, ”National Daamad”, ”The Family” and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Modi ji”s DBT is about placing cash within the arms of the poor, farmers, migrant workforce and girls.”
He additionally reiterated what BJP President JP Nadda has been saying in lots of his digital rallies, asking what explains Congress-ruled states additionally mountaineering tax on fuel if Congress is in opposition to the thought.
The minister”s counter comes after Sonia and Rahul upped the ante over the difficulty of fuel worth hike.
Govt ‘extorting’ folks by growing fuel costs, says Sonia
“I, along with all Congressmen and others together, demand from the Modi government to immediately roll back the increase in prices of petrol and diesel raised during this crisis due to the corona pandemic,” Sonia Gandhi stated in a video message.
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“The government has set a new example of extortion from people through this unjustified increase in petrol and diesel prices. This is not only unjust but also insensitive,” Gandhi stated.
Rahul urges folks to affix #SpeakUpAgainstFuelHike marketing campaign
In a video, launched right here on Monday, Rahul Gandhi stated, “The effect of rise in diesel and petrol prices are two-fold. One that you pay directly, and the other due to rise in prices of consumer products, including essential items.”
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged folks to affix the “Speak Up Against Fuel Hike” marketing campaign. He made the enchantment by means of a video posted on the micro-blogging web site Twitter.
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Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala additionally put out a video as a part of the marketing campaign, alleging that the federal government has collected Rs 1.three lakh crore by means of the fuel worth hikes because the lockdown.