Gupta flays Govt for fuel price hike

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 29: Flaying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Union Government over the hike in fuel prices, National Democratic Party Indian (NDPI) J&K president, Rajesh Gupta on Monday asked the Centre to immediately roll back the increased petrol and diesel prices.
Accusing the Centre of hiking fuel prices 22 times in the lockdown, Gupta demanded that the excise duty levied on diesel and petrol since March should be rolled back.
Accusing the Centre of profiting at a time when the common man is facing difficulties, Gupta said, by wrongly hiking petrol and diesel prices, the Government has set a new example of forced collection of payments.
The NDPI leader also claimed that the Government has found a new way of filling its treasures at a time when international fuel prices are very low.
He further said that direct impact of this price hike would be on poor farmers, salaried middle-class and small enterprises.