The Shiv Sena, through an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, has targeted the Center on rising fuel prices across the country. It says that the government has unlocked the prices
On Thursday Shiv Sena, through an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, targeted the central government over rising fuel prices across the country. It said that diesel prices have increased by Rs 10 in the last 10 days, while petrol prices have increased by Rs 8.
‘Why give a free hand to oil companies?’
The former BJP ally said that on one hand, the central government is announcing the 20 lac crore packages and claiming that the money has been transferred to the common man, but on the other hand, it is collecting money in this way.
“There is no rise in the prices of crude oil. Therefore, why give oil companies a free hand to raise such prices. People are already affected by unemployment, income, and salary cuts, etc, and now this fuel surcharge adds to their pathetic plight Is, ”the editorial said. “For the first time in Indian history, diesel prices have outpaced petrol prices,”.
Modi govt has “unlocked” Coronavirus pandemic
Like the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday lashed out at the government for putting the economy back on track, but oil companies unlocked the prices of petrol and diesel. Rahul Gandhi post in Twitter and took a swipe at the Modi government for increasing fuel prices and rising COVID-19 cases in the country, saying it was “unlocking” the coronavirus epidemic and petrol-diesel prices.
On Thursday Fuel prices have been increased for the 19th consecutive day. After an 82-day hiatus, the oil companies resumed revised prices on June 7 to suit costs. Diesel prices in Delhi have crossed the Rs 80 level in Delhi, currently Rs 80.02 / liter (an increase of Rs 0.14). The price of petrol in the national capital is 79.92 rupees / liter (increase of 0.16 rupees).
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Meanwhile, Congress on 29 June has directed state units to hold a sit-in (sit-in protest) against the rising prices of diesel and petrol at all district headquarters across the country. According to ANI sources, on 26 June 2020, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are also expected to attend the event in Delhi.
The venue of the event has not been decided yet and it can be temporarily placed in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue inside the Parliament complex. Delhi Congress has called a meeting in this regard on Thursday