New Delhi, May 30: After the Government cut down the fuel prices by 1 paisa, Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying if this was an idea of a “prank”, it was “childish and in poor taste”.
Gandhi tweeted ” Dear PM, You’ve cut the price of Petrol and Diesel today by 1 paisa. ONE paisa!?? If this is your idea of a prank, it’s childish and in poor taste”.
He further said that the “One paisa cut is not a suitable response to the fuel challenge I threw you last week.”
You've cut the price of Petrol and Diesel today by 1 paisa. ONE paisa!??
If this is your idea of a prank, it’s childish and in poor taste.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 30, 2018
Earlier in the morning, the Indian Oil Corporation announced that the price of petrol was less by 60 paise in New Delhi and 59 paise in Mumbai. Diesel prices too, they said, were reduced by 56 paise in New Delhi and 59 paise in Mumbai. But later, the prices were revised.
India’s top fuel refiner and retailer blamed clerical error for the confusion.
Last week Rahul threw a challenge at PM Modi after he accepted Cricketer Virat Kohli ‘s fitness challenge saying reduce fuel prices or face countrywide protests.
“Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the Kohli’s fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce Fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so. I look forward to your response”, the Congress President had said.