The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Saturday expressed apprehension on the reduction in fuel price as announced by the Central and State governments recently and claimed that the same may not last long taking into account the assembly elections which are due in a few months in some of the states of the country.
Giving a slight relief to the common man, the Centre had on Thursday announced a cut of Rs 2.50 per litre on diesel and petrol across the country.
Following suit, the Arunachal Pradesh state along with some other BJP ruled state also opted to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 2.50 per litre, hence providing the consumers in the State a relief of Rs 5.
“The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government has looted the public for the past 4 years with a lie that the government has no role to play in the increase of fuel prices by saying it is the marketing companies and firms that decide on the fuel price. “Interestingly the same BJP government is trying to gather public appreciation by announcing a cut of Rs 5 in diesel and petrol price now. Based on the international crude oil rates, the government should decrease the prices by at least Rs 25-30 per litre,” APCC spokesperson Mina Toko said in a statement.
The claim of the Modi government to reduce fuel price in ‘public interest’ is another lie to compound the liability of loss in imaginary revenue on public.
“This is the election gimmick of the BJP. Hence, the APCC in its strongest words condemn the BJP for playing low level politics with the sentiments and emotions of the people,” Toko said.