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Rahul Gandhi slams govt as fuel prices rise for 9th straight day

He used a graph to show that prices of fuel prices were low in 2014 under UPA despite high crude cost globally, but the NDA govt raised excise duty on petrol by 259% and on diesel by 820%

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He also used a hashtag in Hindi that translates to "Shame on a government that loots".

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted the government over increase in petrol and diesel prices, saying the middle class and the poor pay for the "gifts crony capitalists get".

He also used a graph to show that prices of petrol and diesel were low in May 2014 under the UPA despite high crude cost globally, but the NDA government raised the excise duty on petrol by 258.47 per cent and on diesel by 819.94 per cent as on June 15, 2020.

The statement came on a day oil companies raised petrol and diesel prices by 48 paise per litre

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First Published: Jun 15 2020 | 7:30 PM IST

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