Congress slams govt over rising gasoline costs, Rahul Gandhi alleges ‘tax dacoity’

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The Congress on Sunday slammed the Centre over rising gasoline costs with former celebration chief Rahul Gandhi taking a dig on the authorities, saying the “tax dacoity” on petrol costs is rising and there can be some respite from it if elections happen someplace.

Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra additionally attacked the Centre over rising costs of petrol and diesel, alleging that the Modi authorities has created data in “giving trouble” to individuals.

Taking to Twitter, the Congress normal secretary tagged a media report which stated that this 12 months petrol costs have elevated by a report Rs 23.53.

“Modi ji’s government has made big records in giving trouble to the public. Highest unemployment: in Modi government. Government properties being sold: in Modi government. Petrol rates increased the most in a year: in Modi government,” Gandhi stated in a tweet in Hindi.

Taking a swipe on the authorities, Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet in Hindi, stated, “Tax dacoity over petrol prices is rising. There would be some respite from it if elections take place somewhere.” He used the hashtag ‘TaxExtortion’ together with his tweet.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala additionally took a dig on the authorities by tagging the identical media report shared by Priyanka Gandhi and tweeting, “Achche Din” (good days).

Petrol and diesel costs on Sunday had been hiked for the fifth straight day by 35 paise per litre every, pushing pump charges to a brand new excessive throughout the nation.

The value of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever stage of Rs 107.59 a litre and Rs 113.46 per litre in Mumbai, in line with a value notification of state-owned gasoline retailers.

In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 104.38 a litre, whereas in Delhi, it prices Rs 96.32 per litre.


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