Union minister Rameshwar Teli has stroked a major controversy surrounding high prices of fuel including petrol and diesel. 

Teli said that free distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is the reason behind high prices of fuel in the country. 

“Fuel prices aren’t high but include the tax levied. You must’ve taken a free vaccine, where will the money come from? You haven’t paid the money, this is how it was collected,” Union MoS (Petroleum & Natural Gas) Rameswar Teli said. 

Meanwhile, this statement from the union minister did not go down well among netizens across the country. 

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Rameshwar Teli has been severely criticised by people in the social media for his absurd remark. 


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