New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday mentioned yet one more rise in gas costs had uncovered the Modi governments “hypocrisy” and that the current token minimize on excise obligation was an “electoral lollipop” for the voters in 5 states dealing with Meeting elections.
“The newest increase within the petrol and diesel costs shows the utter hypocrisy of the Modi authorities. This solely implies that the so-called discount was completed solely as a result of elections in 5 states are to be introduced and function an ‘electoral lollipop’,” Congress chief Pawan Khera instructed the media in Delhi.
“It clearly shows Modi authorities’s duplicity – in search of to shamelessly take credit score for a paltry excise obligation minimize and once more prevailing upon oil advertising and marketing corporations to extend the costs by means of again door,” he mentioned referring to the Centre’s announcement on Thursday of a Rs 2.5 per litre minimize in petrol and diesel costs.
“Within the final two days, petrol costs in Delhi have been elevated by 32 paise and diesel costs have been elevated by 58 paise,” Khera mentioned.
Pointing to the truth that throughout Karnataka elections the gas costs had remained unchanged for 17 days, Khera puzzled if the costs had been “actually deregulated”.
“Are petrol-diesel costs actually deregulated or is it that the federal government tweaks the costs when elections are across the nook,” mentioned the Congress chief pointing to the announcement of schedule for Meeting elections in 5 states.
The social gathering reiterated its demand to usher in petroleum merchandise below the ambit of Items and Providers Tax (GST) in order to “fully demolish the hypocrisy of credit score in search of simply earlier than the electoral season”.