Mysuru, January 7:- “Price of petroleum products were increased two months ago due to the fluctuation in international market. Opposition parties have been protesting against it. But the fuel price has come down by Rs 14 now. The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka led by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy which has been making baseless charges against the central government has revealed its true colour. The state government has increased the state tax on fuel to 32% for petrol and 21% for diesel. Would they have done it if they were concerned about the people? Isn’t the government shameful in stealing the people’s money,” questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) city president Dr Manjunath BH in a press release.
“A close aide of Minister Puttarangashetty was caught near Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru with Rs 24 lakh cash. Whose money is this? If they say that it is not bribe money, the people of Karntataka are not fools to believe. Puttarangashetty should immediately resign. The Chief Minister has already broken his promise in not waiving off the loans of farmers. Now he has increased the fuel prices and ready to support the tainted minister. People are watching this and will teach the government a lesson,” he added. (SH, NGB)