Calling it ‘Modi Tax’, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera whereas addressing a press convention stated, “We demand an instantaneous withdrawal of this extra Modi Tax imposed during the last 6.8 years. This in itself will cut back petrol worth to Rs 61.92 per litre and diesel worth to Rs 47.51 per litre. Every widespread Indian deserves this reduction instantly.”
He stated, “In the final 6.8 years the federal government has earned over Rs 20 lakh crore by imposing extra excise responsibility on petrol and diesel. In May 2014, the worldwide crude oil worth was $108 per barrel and petrol was promoting at Rs 71.51 per litre in Delhi, whereas diesel was promoting at Rs 57.28 per litre in Delhi.
“The worldwide crude oil worth as on February 1 was $54.41 per barrel and but as of at present, the worth of petrol is Rs 89.29 per litre in Delhi whereas diesel is promoting at Rs 79.70 per litre. Over the final six years, the extra excise burden — Modi Tax — on the widespread shopper has been elevated by Rs 23.78 per litre on petrol and by Rs 28.37 per litre on diesel — 820 per cent on diesel and 258 per cent on petrol.
“We don’t see the consequence of authorities’s spending to the tune of Rs 20 lakh crore on any sector, whether or not it’s the agriculture sector, the MSMEs, or authorities workers or every other sector?” stated Khera.
He alleged that the BJP ecosystem has at all times tried to maintain individuals emotionally occupied.
“What are the feelings by means of which they attempt to preserve India busy? Anger! Hatred! Fear! Their technique is predictable, generate these feelings and create villains. For this, they may borrow from mythology, from their model of historical past, from international occasions which will don’t have anything to do with us. They will preserve invoking villains in opposition to who our collective feelings may be directed,” stated Khera.