GDP means rise in prices of gas, diesel & petrol: Rahul’s dig at Centre | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre over rising prices of cooking gas, petrol, diesel, saying government has earned Rs 23 lakh crore by way of fuel tax in last seven years.
Addressing a press conference, Rahul Gandhi said farmers, labourers, small businesses, MSMEs, salaried class are being demonetised and Prime Minister’s “friends” were being monetised.
“In the last 7 years, we have seen a new economic paradigm. Demonetisation on one side, and monetisation on the other side. First Modi ji said that he is undertaking demonetisation and finance minister says that she is undertaking monetisation. The people are asking what is undergoing monetisation, and what is being subjected to demonetisation?” Rahul Gandhi said.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s four to five friends being monetised, economic transfer is done,” he added.
The former Congress chief alleged that the government has earned Rs 23 lakh crore from increasing prices of gas, diesel and petrol in last seven years.
Speaking about rising prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, Rahul said, “when UPA left in 2014, LPG cylinder was priced at Rs 410/cylinder. Today, it costs Rs 885/cylinder – a rise of 116%. Petrol was Rs 71.5/litre in 2014, today it’s Rs 101/litre – a rise of 42%. Diesel was priced at Rs 57/litre in 2014, it’s Rs 88/litre today.”
Rahul took a dig at the Centre saying, “there’s a new concept of GDP, rising GDP means rise in prices of gas, diesel and petrol.”

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