New Delhi: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president and state minister KT Rama Rao slammed the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the hike in gasoline costs and ‘deceptive’ the nation by citing Russia-Ukraine battle as the rationale behind the hike.
Writing an open letter to the PM, KTR stated, “I’m scripting this open letter to the Central Authorities on the hike in petrol costs day by day. On one hand, the BJP Authorities on the Centre is consistently elevating costs. However, alternatively, it’s attempting to push the blame on state governments. That is blatant mendacity and completely unacceptable. That’s the reason I’m scripting this letter to show the inefficient insurance policies of the Central Authorities which have inflated petrol charges in an unexpected method.”
Hitting out on the BJP leaders for promulgating lies akin to gasoline costs have been rising within the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and different international locations, KTR wrote, “Union ministers who say costs are rising within the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and even France, are intentionally hiding that the litre petrol fee there may be decrease than ours. The petrol merchandise are nonetheless out there at cheaper charges in a few of our neighboring international locations, together with Sri Lanka, which is reeling underneath the monetary disaster.”
“In 2014, the worth of petrol per litre was Rs 70.51, and the worth of diesel per litre was Rs 53.78. The Modi authorities regularly elevated the costs to Rs 118.19 and Rs 104.62 respectively. Internationally, the worth of crude oil is presently $ 106. It’s essential to notice that the worth of crude oil in 2014 was nonetheless the identical. However the worth of a litre of petrol in our nation will not be the identical as in 2014. How did this occur? What are the explanations behind it? It’s the duty of the BJP leaders to reply to the individuals for what functions they’re elevating costs like this,” KTR additional wrote.
‘’When he [PM Modi] was in opposition, he shed crocodile tears over the sufferings of the poor and the plight of frequent individuals. Nevertheless, he has been ruling the nation utterly ignoring the welfare of the individuals since he got here to energy,” he added.
He additionally alleged that the rise in excise obligation throughout the Covid disaster is “proof of the cruelty and indifference of the Narendra Modi authorities’’ in opposition to the poor and center class.
KTR, in his letter, additionally flagged that the costs of family fuel, pulses, and medicines are additionally rising sharply. “With the worth of cooking fuel crossing a thousand, individuals have began utilizing wooden once more. Agricultural funding is rising. What are the achievements of the BJP throughout the seven and half years of rule besides elevating items of the whole lot,” he wrote.
The TRS chief concluded the letter by demanding a proof on the efficiency of Modi’s “incompetent authorities and its failures” and sought an apology for “failing to curb the rise in petrol costs.”
“Earlier than coming to energy, Narendra Modi used the petrol costs hike challenge as a political weapon. He should keep in mind his phrases and deeds at the moment… On behalf of the individuals of the nation, I urge the federal government to take fast steps to scale back petrol charges to profit the individuals,” KTR concluded.