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Modi govt selling petrol, diesel cheaper abroad: Congress

Prime News, National, International, Business, New Delhi, August 31:- The Congress today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of selling petrol and diesel to other nations at far cheaper rates than to Indian citizens and alleged the people, who were suffering due to the all-time high prices, would give it a befitting reply in elections for this “betrayal.”

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed the common man was suffering due to spiralling prices of such products and the government had “looted” the country of over Rs 11 lakh crore due to levy of “monstrous taxes.”

“The Modi government is selling cheap petrol and diesel to foreign countries, as Indians suffer due to the all-time high prices,” he said.

“The monstrous taxes being levied by the government have resulted in the skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices. The Modi government has already profited by over Rs 11 lakh crore from draconian taxes on fuel,” he alleged in a statement.

The Congress leader claimed the petrol and diesel prices were at an all-time high and the common man, the middle class, the farmers, the transporters and small and medium businesses were bearing the brunt of it.

“Petrol and diesel in India are available in the range of Rs 78-86 and from Rs 70 to 75 respectively, but an RTI reply revealed the Modi government is selling petrol to 15 countries at just Rs 34 per litre and diesel to 29 countries at Rs 37 only. These include England, Australia, America, Malaysia and Israel. This is how the government betrayed and back stabbed the people of India,” he alleged. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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