Truth of hike: BJP talks about percentage increase in petrol, diesel prices

11 September, 2018, 12:25 | Author: Kevin Carter
  • Petrol and diesel prices are revised daily by state-run oil firms

Since mid-August, petrol price has risen by Rs 3.24 a litre and diesel by Rs 3.74 per litre as rupee hit record low against the USA dollar, making imports costlier. Several incidents of vandalism were also reported. Fuel prices in Delhi are the cheapest among all metros and most State capitals due to lower taxes.

As the Congress top brass including party chief Rahul Gandhi targeted the Narendra Modi government at a protest rally at Ramlila Maidan here, the BJP claimed that the bandh was called to divert attention from the hearing in the Delhi High Court on a matter related to the National Herald case involving its "corrupt" leaders.

The Arvind Kenriwal-led party said that it is supporting the "cause" but has not expressed support for the Congress-led bandh.

Condemning the statement of the union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan that the petroleum prices were increased due to hike petroleum prices in worldwide market and increase in Value-Added Tax by state governments, Naidu said such statements were far from truth and were aimed only to mislead the people. He claimed that demonetisation and GST were imposed to increase imports from China.

CM Chandrababu Naidu announced cut-off in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 in Andhra Pradesh, after Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan on the day nationwide shutdown called by oppositions.

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The Congress party along with other Opposition parties called a nationwide strike across the country on Monday to protest against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and the falling value of the rupee against the U.S. dollar. "This reflects the government's audacity and arrogance and insensitivity towards the common man".

The bandh was called by 21 opposition parties that included the Congress, its allies and the Left. The BJP dubbed the protest a failure.

Prominent political parties SP (Samajwadi Party), BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party), TMC (Trinamool Congress), DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) and RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) backed the Bharat Bandh. Also in attendance were former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

These fuel price figures were released by the BJP.

The current price hike across the country, is a result of multiple factors including the global geopolitical situation, a diving rupee, but most importantly, the government's unrelenting tax regime and the silence of its ministers over the issue.

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