Sonia Gandhi calls for increased oil prices ‘recovery from public’. The Congress has attacked the central government fiercely due to the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused the Modi government of the Center of making a recovery from the public. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says that ‘the price of oil has become unstable due to the demand pickup’.
Congress protested today in the country in protest against increasing oil prices amidst lockdown. During this, party president Sonia Gandhi addressed the workers through video.
In addition, Sonia Gandhi said that the price of oil has increased 22 times since the lockdown. She said that ‘the government’s job was to help the people in times of crisis and not to take profit ‘.The Congress president said that even when the prices of oil were continuously decreasing in the international market, the Modi government did not give its benefit to the general public.
Accusing the government of filling up its treasury during the lockdown, the Congress president said, “The government has increased excise duty 12 times. This has led to an additional recovery of about 18 lakh crore. This in itself comes from the hard earned money of the public. There is living proof of taking out money and filling the treasure. “
Sonia Gandhi said that the responsibility of the government is to help the countrymen in difficult times. Not to take advantage of their trouble and profiteering. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also demanded the government to withdraw the increased price of petrol and diesel.