Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the Centre over the soaring fuel prices.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi: “Gas, Diesel, Petrol have been heavily taxed, while PSU, PSB are sold to friends to snatch jobs and facilities of common man. The rule of PM is to sell the country and give benefits to friends (sic).”
The fuel scene is on the boil in the country with the pump price of petrol and diesel rising 26 times in 2021, by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per litre, respectively, so far this year. Petrol price has also breached the Rs 100 a litre-mark in several cities.
The rising fuel prices are impacting demand conditions in India and, according to official data, the country’s fuel consumption fell sharply in February, the second consecutive month when demand was showing signs of slackening amid rising fuel prices.