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.
Rameshwar Teli has been severely criticised by people in the social media for his absurd remark.
You promised us free vaccination @narendramodi ji, but now the people of our country has been compensating this by paying extra for #FuelPrices . Is this the bitter truth that is leaked by your responsible Minister @Rameswar_Teli ? https://t.co/SZNNLIHpWX
— JAGADISH BHUYAN, ?????? (@jbhuyan65) October 11, 2021
The country owes a big thank you to Union MoS Petroleum Rameshwar Teli for the high fuel prices. That is how the govt gave free vaccines to the janta!!! But Teli kaka got literal free vaccine and continues to get free petrol!!
Baaki … Sab Changa Si!
— veena bakshi (@vibione) October 12, 2021
— Kamru Choudhury (@Kamru_Choudhury) October 12, 2021
Mr. Rameshwar Telli, people of India pay heavy taxes. Govt of India is not obliging people by giving free vaccines.
People pay taxes for Petrol and Diesel.
MLAs and MPs talk in irresponsible way because common people of India hoibe them hefty pension
— MohanSinghKang … (@MohanSinghKang5) October 12, 2021
Thank you Mr. #RameshwarTeli – you have the courage to tell the truth … We know how #NaMo is selling #India to his friends – https://t.co/omaVCyZXFB. #PetrolDieselPriceHike #PriceHike #paidvaccine #PetrolPriceHike
— AB (@lan2in) October 12, 2021