They have demanded a solution from the government. Let us tell you that the rising prices of petrol-diesel and LPG have spoiled the budget of people’s homes. Opposition parties are targeting the government against rising inflation.
Petrol prices have already touched ₹100 in two states of the country – Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The petrol price touched ₹100 a litre in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district and rose to record highs elsewhere on Wednesday.
Drawing parallels with the UPA government, Gandhi said, “What baffles most citizens, is that these prices have been increased despite moderate prices of International crude oil. To put it in context, the crude oil price is nearly half of what it was during the UPA Government’s tenure.”
Here is the letter of Sonia Gandhi,
Dear Prime Minister,
I hope this letter finds you well.
I write to you to convey every citizen’s anguish & deep distress regarding the spiralling fuel & gas prices. On one hand, India is witnessing systematic erosion of jobs, wages and household income. The middle class and those at the margins of our society are struggling. These challenges have been compounded by run away inflation and an unprecedented rise in price of almost all household items and essential commodities. Sadly, in these distressing times, the Government has chosen to profiteer off people’s misery & suffering.
Fuel prices are at an historic and unsustainable high. In fact, Petrol has breached the ₹100/litre mark in many parts of the country. The surging price of Diesel has added to the escalating woes of millions of farmers. What baffles most citizens, is that these prices have been increased despite moderate prices of International crude oil. To put it in context, the crude oil price is nearly half of what it was during the UPA Government’s tenure. Therefore, your Government’s act of raising prices (continuously for 12 days till February 20th) is little less than a brazen act of profiteering.