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Kannanthanam's statement on fuel price hike insensitive: Pilot

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Chief Sachin Pilot today termed Minister of State for Tourism and IT Alphons Kannanthanam's statement, defending fuel price hike, as an insult to the people belonging to the middle class and lower group.

"The was charging Rs 45 as on the price of petrol at Rs 25 per litre. It shows the insensitivity of the towards the people, which instead of taking corrective measure is giving absurd statement," he said.

The is earning from huge from petroleum products, he added.

Attacking the BJP-led government over inflation, Pilot said that it had promised to reduce but it is burdening the people with daily revision of fuel prices.

He said that the ministers should understand the people's sufferings and not hurt them by their "insensitive" statements.

He demanded the central government to reduce excise duty on petroleum products and the state government should provide relief by reducing VAT on them.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 20:48 IST