Arrogant Modi government shifts blame from Congress to OPEC for rising fuel prices, says Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Sep 11 : Without naming Prime Minister, Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal attacked the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre for being dishonest to the people of India by making false promises in 2014 and blaming Congress for rising fuel prices and now becoming arrogant in 2018 for  blaming OPEC for the rising petrol and diesel prices.

“BJP : Arrogant and Dishonest; Arrogant : After 2019 says will rule India for 50 years; Dishonest: In run up to 2014 blamed Congress for rising fuel prices; In 2018 blames OPEC. In 2019 the people of India will vote both against arrogance and dishonesty. BJP hatao Desh bachao!”, Kapil Sibal tweeted.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday defended Modi government by saying that fuel prices are governed by external factors and not under its control. He blamed OPEC for the surge in international prices of crude. But in 2014 Narendra Modi blamed Congres led UPA government for the increase in fuel prices.

The opposition insisted that government is solely responsible for the present economic scenario in the country.

As the Congress and other opposition parties staged a nationwide bandh (Bharat Bandh) to protest against government’s “faltering” economic policies, political leaders from both the sides debated the rising prices of fuel and the depreciation in Rupee.

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