Fuel prices: P Chidambaram slams Modi govt

Prime News, National, Business, New Delhi, April 20:- Former finance minister P Chidambaram slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in a series of tweets over the skyrocketing diesel and petrol prices.

Chidambaram pointed out the current petrol and diesel prices are higher than the fuel prices in May 2014 despite crude being cheaper than what it was then. He blamed the ruling dispensation’s “Tax the Consumer” policy.  Currently, the price payable by the consumer comprises excise duty and VAT which is different for different states.

The Rajya Sabha member said the BJP government has lived off “an oil bonanza” for the past four years, but is now “clueless and floundering.” –(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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