Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out on the authorities over the rise in petrol costs, and mentioned the waves of tax assortment epidemic are constantly coming.
His remarks got here as petrol costs in a number of cities crossed Rs 100 and had been nearing the mark in Delhi.
“The method of unlocking has began in lots of states. Whereas paying the invoice on the petrol pump, you will note the rise in inflation by the Modi authorities. The waves of tax assortment epidemic are constantly coming,” Gandhi mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala additionally termed the rise in petrol costs as an “extreme public loot” and mentioned the Modi authorities is accountable for it.
“Extreme public loot – within the final 13 months, petrol and diesel have risen by Rs 25.72 and Rs 23.93 per litre. In some states, petrol has crossed Rs 100 per litre. The rise in taxes by the Modi authorities and never excessive crude oil value is accountable for this rise in petrol and diesel costs,” he mentioned on Twitter.
The Congress has been important of the federal government for rising costs of petrol and diesel. The opposition get together has additionally been demanding that petrol and diesel be introduced beneath the purview of the GST regime.