New Delhi: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said his daily to-do list includes raising petrol, diesel and gas prices, making farmers more helpless and showing “hollow dreams” of employment to the youth.
Rahul Gandhi used the hashtag “RozSubahKiBaat” with his tweet attacking the Prime Minister on a range of issues.
“Prime Minister’s daily to-do list – how much increase in petrol, diesel and gas rates, how to stop discussion on people’s expenses, how to show hollow dreams of employment to the youth, which public sector company to sell and how to make farmers more helpless,” the former Congress chief said in a tweet in Hindi.
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked today by 80 paise a litre each, taking the total increase in rates in the last nine days to ₹ 5.60 per litre.
Earlier today, The Congress party today said that the government had deliberately reduced petrol prices before elections to win polls. “Reducing fuel prices was their (BJP) poll strategy to win polls. Now they are compensating by increasing prices, in the guise of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. It’s a lie. Tomorrow, March 31, we will protest at Vijay Chowk against the fuel price hike,” said Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.
Later, then the Twitter handle of Chhattisgarh Congress came up with a suggestion that petrol should be renamed as ‘Pushpa’- the famous film character played by actor Allu Arjun in the movie Pushpa.
“The name of petrol should be changed to ‘Pushpa’. It’s neither bowing down nor stopping,” Chhattisgarh Congress said in a tweet.
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi shared a slap meme on Twitter and said, “Good Morning. Another 80 paise hike. 9 days, 8 hikes!”
The fuel prices have increased across the country and vary from state to state depending upon the incidence of local taxation.
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