The Congress has been continuously attacking the Central Government for the past several days due to the rising prices of petrol and diesel. The Congress party is demonstrating all over the country today on petrol and diesel. Meanwhile, the interim president of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, has fiercely attacked the Modi government at the center.
Sonia Gandhi said that the havoc of epidemic on one side and the cost of petrol and diesel on the other hand has made it very difficult for the countrymen to live. The prices of both are crossing Rs 80 per liter.
The Congress President further said that after the lockdown of March 25, the Modi government increased the prices of petrol and diesel continuously for 22 times in the last 3 months. Not only this, in the last 3 months the Modi government also increased the excise duty. All this is happening when the price of crude oil is continuously decreasing in the international market. After 2014, the Modi government did not give the benefits of crude oil prices to the people.
Accusing the Modi government of filling its coffers, Sonia Gandhi said that the excise duty was increased 12 times, due to which the government has made an additional recovery of about 18 lakh crores. This in itself is a living proof of taking out money from the hard earned money of the public. It is the responsibility of the government to help the countrymen in difficult times and not take advantage of their trouble and make profit.
Accusing the government of extortion, the Congress President said that the unjustified increase in prices of petrol and diesel has presented a new example of extortion by the government. Not only is this injustice complete but it is also insensitive. Its direct hit is on the farmers of the country, the poor, the occupation people, the middle class and small industry.
After all, Sonia Gandhi said that Modi demanded withdrawal of raised prices and removal of increased excise duty The benefit of this should be given to the countrymen. This will be a great relief in the difficult times of the economic crisis.