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Rahul Gandhi says fuel prices hike is now on PM Modi’s daily to do list

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India’s increasing fuel prices, stating that this has become one of the activities on the Prime Minister’s “to-do-list”.

In a tweet, Gandhi wrote: “Prime Minister’s Daily To-Do List

  1. How much should I increase the rate of petrol-diesel-gas
  2. How to stop people’s ‘Kharti Pe Charcha’
  3. How to show youth empty dreams of employment
  4. Which government company should I sell today?
  5. How to make farmers more helpless

The former Congress president’s tweet comes after the fuel prices were hiked for the eighth time in nine days on Wednesday. In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs 101.01 as against Rs 100.21 per litre previously, while diesel rose to Rs 92.27, as against Rs 91.47 per litre.

The five daily to-do lists of Modi, which Gandhi mentioned in the micro-blogging site with the hashtag ‘roz subah ki baat’ in a reference to PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ series of addresses to the nation, included ”how to show youth hollow dreams of employment”.

Also read: Fuel price hiked for 7th time in 8 days, petrol crosses Rs 100-mark in Delhi

Earlier in the day, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala slammed the Centre over the daily hike in prices of petrol and diesel and termed it as “extortion”.

Attacking the ruling dispensation, the Congress spokesperson tweeted, “Daily attack.. Daily extortion.. Daily exploitation.. by the Modi government on the common man’s budget continues unabated! The eight increase has taken the petrol diesel price hike today to Rs 5.60 per litre.”

“Is there an end date to this ‘loot’? Is Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) unaccountable to people? Is there an ‘answer’?” he asked.

Oil companies in India have been increasing fuel prices since March 22 (except on March 24). The fuel prices were on freeze since November 4, 2021, but the record 137-day hiatus ended on March 22 with an 80 paise per litre increase in rates of petrol and diesel. Ever since the daily rise in fuel prices began, it has been a trending topic on social media, with netizens flooding Twitter and Facebook with memes on the issue.

India Blooms News Service

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