Rahul Gandhi criticises the government for raising gasoline and fuel prices.

Source -PTI

New Delhi, Oct 14 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi blasted the government on Thursday over the hike in gasoline and diesel prices, accusing it of “tax extortion.”

The former Congress president launched his attack after petrol and diesel prices were raised by 35 paise per litre, bringing retail pump prices throughout the country to their highest level ever.

“In earlier folk tales, there were accounts of greedy misgovernance in which taxes were collected indiscriminately. People were angry at first, but in the end, they were able to put an end to the misgovernance. In actuality, the same thing will happen “Gandhi used the hashtags ‘TaxExtortion’ and ‘FuelPrices’ to tweet in Hindi.

Along with his tweet, he also tagged a video collage on the rising prices of gas, diesel and petrol with his voiceover.

In the voiceover, Gandhi is heard saying that the government has earned Rs 23 lakh crore from increasing prices of gas, diesel and petrol in the last seven years, and urges the people of the country to ask where this money is going.

The price of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever level of Rs 104.79 a litre and Rs 110.75 per litre in Mumbai, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 101.40 a litre; while in Delhi, it costs Rs 93.52.

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