NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi today mounted an attack on the Modi government for raising prices of petrol and diesel, wondering whether these are the “promised acche din”.
“The Modi Government increased petrol and diesel prices for the 3rd time in last one month. Is this the promised #AccheDin”, the Congress Vice President said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
At the AICC briefing earlier, party spokesperson Sushmita Dev targeted the government for raising the prices of petrol and diesel for the third consecutive time in last 30 days.
She also faulted the Modi dispensation for raising the service tax to 15 per cent.
“This insensitive Government has not even spared the women of the household already reeling under high prices of Dal and vegetables and has dealt a double blow by increasing the cost of non-subsidized LPG cylinder by Rs. 21 and commercial cylinder by Rs. 37”, she said.
She said even ATF fuel for Air Travel has been hiked by a steep 9.2 per cent making it difficult for families to travel in these summer holidays.
She said while the present price of diesel (In Delhi) is Rs. 53.93 per litre and that of Petrol and Rs. 65.60 per litre, they should have been Rs. 21.66 and Rs. 25 respectively as per the decrease in international crude prices.
Taking a jibe at the government’s tagline on its 2nd anniversary that “desh badal raha hai,” she said what was actually happening was that the common man was being burdened with rising prices.