Modi govt insensitive to the plight of frequent folks and is placing extra burden on them throughout COVID-19 disaster: MP Chaudhary
JALANDHAR: Hitting out at Modi authorities over steep hike in fuel costs, Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary stated Friday that the Central authorities was insensitive to the plight of frequent folks and was placing extra monetary burden on them, after they have already been bankrupted by COVID-19 disaster.
Accompanied by MLA Rajinder Beri, he was main a protest by Indian National Congress employees close to BSF chowk. The get together held protests against the rise in fuel costs throughout the nation and demanded a direct rollback of the hikes.
Speaking with the media throughout the protest, MP Chaudhary stated that the costs of petrol have crossed Rs 100 in a number of elements of India, because of which costs of different important commodities are additionally skyrocketing. “During this yr, the fuel costs have risen greater than 40 instances. When the NDA authorities got here to energy in 2014, the price of crude oil was $109 per barrel and the associated fee to shoppers was Rs 72 per litre for petrol and Rs 57 per litre for diesel. But now when the crude oil price is at $70, the persons are pressured to pay nearly Rs 100 for each petrol and diesel,” he stated.
Chaudhary Santokh Singh additional said that the Modi authorities first tanked the financial system after which turned fuel right into a income producing machine, including that the federal government’s tax collections on petrol and diesel alone had elevated over 300% within the final six years.
“The share of taxes collected on petrol, diesel and pure fuel as a proportion of the federal government’s whole income has risen from 5.4 % in 2014-15 to 12.2% in 2020-21,” he stated.
Terming the Modi authorities anti-people and anti-poor, MP Chaudhary stated that the federal government is barely excited by growing the wealth of billionaires and never interested by the frequent folks’s welfare.
Jalandhar Urban Congress President Baldev Singh Dev, Municipal Corporation Councillors Manmohan Raju and Jagjeet Jeeta, Jalandhar Youth Congress President Angad Datta, Bhupinder Singh Jolly, Surinder Chaudhary, Harpreet and Sudhir Ghuggi had been amongst these current on the event.