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Congress and NCP accuse center of ‘plundering’ the common man by raising fuel prices

Petrol and diesel prices rose by 80 paise a liter each on Wednesday

Petrol and diesel prices were increased by 80 paise per liter each on Wednesday, bringing the total tariff increase in 16 days to 10 rupees per liter

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  • Last update:April 06, 2022, 2:46 PM IST
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Congress and the NCP on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of plundering the poor as petrol and diesel prices rose again. Petrol and diesel prices were increased by 80 paise per liter each on Wednesday, bringing the total tariff increase in 16 days to 10 rupees per litre.

The Modi government continues to plunder the poor through rising fuel prices! Petrol and diesel prices rose another 80 paise today, with prices rising by 10 rupees in two weeks, Maharashtra Congress Leader Nana Patole tweeted. Patole called the BJP government a pickpocket.

NCP spokesman Clyde Crasto also took to Twitter to slam the BJP, calling the saffron party a lootjeevi (one who thrives on loot). Taking a swipe at the BJP, Crasto shared a cartoon, in which he compared the party to a cowboy holding fuel pump nozzles in both hands like guns and dragging them towards an ordinary man who raised his hands by fear.

The cowboy depicted in the cartoon has the BJP’s polling symbol, the lotus, in place of his face. Enough of rising petrol and diesel prices, Crasto tweeted. The NCP and Congress are constituents of the MVA government led by Shiv Sena.

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