Modi govt is ‘fuel-loot sarkar,’ says Con­gress

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

The Con­gress on Saturday termed the Naren­dra Modi-led cen­tral gov­ern­ment a ‘fuel-loot sarkar’ and de­manded with­drawal of the ex­cise du­ties on petrol and diesel, re­ports IANS. “Burn­ing holes in the pocket of com­mon peo­ple have be­come bench­mark of gov­er­nance for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gov­ern­ment,” said Con­gress spokesper­son Ran­deep Singh Sur­je­w­ala, hit­ting out at Tourism Min­is­ter K.J. Alphons’ re­mark on petrol and diesel prices.

“Ar­ro­gance of BJP has crossed all pro­por­tions when Tourism Min­is­ter K.J. Alphons said if you have a scooter, mo­tor­cy­cle or a small car, then you can af­ford to pay the high prices of petrol and diesel,” he added.

Sur­je­w­ala fur­ther said: “Loot­ing peo­ple by the BJP by col­lect­ing ex­cise du­ties of Rs 2 lakh 50 thou­sand crore has be­come the new nor­mal.

“No won­der BJP is called the fuel-loot sarkar as crude oil prices plum­met, the petrol and diesel prices sky­rocket and that is the new re­al­ity of New In­dia,” he added.

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