Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by posting a very powerful video with regard to the rising petrol prices on Twitter on Sunday. The video shows a stark contrast between the BJP as the Opposition, and the BJP as the ruling party. It shows the double-standards which the saffron party has projected till date. It shows how it used the same issue to criticise the then government but is absolutely unconcerned about the same problem when in power.
The Congress president said that the BJP government collected Rs. 10 lakh crore in taxes on Petrol/Diesel/LPG since 2014 but there has been no relief for citizens. He also informed about the protest to be held against price rise that he is going to lead in Kolar. “The BJP Govt. collected 10 Lakh Crore in taxes on Petrol/LPG/Diesel since 2014. Yet, NO relief in prices for our citizens. This video shows the truth about fuel prices under PM Modi. I will lead a protest against these prices in Kolar at Noon, today. #BJPReducePetrolPrices,” he tweeted.
The BJP Govt. collected 10 Lakh Crore in taxes on Petrol/LPG/Diesel since 2014. Yet, NO relief in prices for our citizens. This video shows the truth about fuel prices under PM Modi.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 7, 2018
Meanwhile, the Congress president also highlighted the role of the Congress-led Karnataka government in providing relief to its people by giving tax relief. On the one hand, where Modi Government increased tax on Petrol and Diesel by Rs. 8.78/litre and Rs. 10.37/litre respectively, on the other hand, Karnataka government reduced state tax on Petrol by Rs. 3.11/litre and on Diesel by Rs. 1.03/litre.
He also mentioned the difference between the prices of subsidised and non-subsidised LPG cylinder prices in BJP-ruled states and Karnataka. While an LPG cylinder costs Rs. 491.35 in Delhi, it costs Rs. 427 in Bengaluru due to reduced taxes. Similarly, a non-subsidised LPG cylinder costs Rs. 653.5 in Delhi, while it costs Rs. 622.5 in Bengaluru.
The video ends with a message of the cruel BJP looting the people of the nation in the name of fuel.
Karnataka will go to polls on May 12, and the results will be announced on May 15.