There has been a sudden cut in the fuel price by the governments just before Diwali by decreasing the petrol price by ₹5and diesel by ₹10 respectively. Well, this sudden move has created suspicions and speculations by the opposition wherein the first comment came from the side of Nation congress senior leader Shri Chidhambahram the former finance minister. He took a dig at the ruling saffron party claiming that the sudden move is a by-product of by elections for pleasing people and to fool people by saying that they have kept their promises.
Chidambaram Takes A Dig On BJP
The government on Wednesday cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by a record ₹5 and ₹10 per litre to help bring down rates down from their highest-ever levels. “The results of the 30 Assembly and three LS by-elections have produced a by-product. The centre has cut excise duties on petrol and diesel!” Mr. Chidambaram said on Twitter.
“It is a confirmation of our charge that fuel prices are high mainly because of high taxes,” the former Finance Minister said. “And our charge that high fuel taxes are because of the greed of the central government,” he added. On Wednesday, Chidambaram had said that in the by-elections in 30 assembly constituencies — BJP won seven seats and its declared allies won eight seats.
BJP Leaders Lashed At This Statement
Hitting back at the Congress leader, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who earlier held the portfolio of Petroleum and Natural Gas, said, “ff the accusation is being sensitive to people’s demand and sharing their sorrow, we happily accept it as the Modi government stands for being with the people in their happiness as well as in grief.” In the by-elections in 30 assembly constituencies, BJP won seven seats and its declared allies won eight seats.
Well, the time will let us know to what extent this price cut will last and upto what amount the prices will decrease. Can you call this as yet another tactic by the BJP to clarify their agendas ?
Source : The Hindu