New Delhi: Senior Congress leader andAICC office bearer and former governor of Gujarat Randeep Singh Surjewala on Monday criticisesd Modi government for high fuel costs. “Modi ji is not running a Govt but ‘A Profiteering Company’ to Fleece the People”, said Surjewala.
Addressing a Press conference at All India Congress Committee (AICC), Rajdeep Singh Surjewala and Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said Bharat Bandh was Successful Across the country.
Addressing the Media, Ashok Gehlot said,
“Today’s Bharat Bandh was a success and I thank everyone who participated in it. The main objective for this was the rising fuel prices and the broken promises of PM Modi. When fuel prices were rising during UPA regime due to rising global oil prices, we reduced VAT to take off the burden from the common people.”
Congress Spokesperson, Randeep Singh Surjewala said,
“Bharat Bandh was a resounding success with People’s support, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari & Agartala to Alang.
We thank People & 21 Pol parties,who supported protest. Global crude oil price have gone down by 40% yet price of petrol & diesel is higher than that of during UPA regime. This is due to VAT. In Chattisgarh VAT on Petrol is 26.90%.”
He further said, “BJP claims global prices are the reasons for high petrol prices. Again they’re lying. High Customs duty, excise duty is levied by Modi govt and profited Rs 11,00,000 Cr. Until Modi govt brings fuel price under GST or reduce VAT, Congress will continue this people’s movement.”