NEW DELHI: Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi on Monday took a hit on the authorities, saying it promised to make these sporting ‘hawai chappals’ journey by air however it has increased the prices of petrol and diesel a lot that it has develop into upsetting for the centre class to journey even by highway.
The Congress General secretary’s assault on the government came to visit auto fuels now costing a 3rd greater than the speed at which aviation turbine fuel is offered to airways.
Tagging a media report on it, Gandhi tweeted, “Had promised that these sporting ‘Hawai chappals’ (slippers) will journey by airplane. However, the BJP government has hiked the costs of petrol and diesel a lot that now it has develop into troublesome for these sporting ‘Hawai chappals’ and the center class to journey even by highway.” She used the hashtag ‘BJP lai mehenge din (BJP has introduced costly days)’ along with her tweet.
Petrol and diesel prices on Sunday have hiked again by 35 paise a litre and after this hike, the auto fuel was now costing a third more than the rate at which aviation turbine fuel is sold to airlines. Earlier on Sunday, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to PM Modi to convey "every citizen's anguish and deep distress regarding the spiralling fuel and gas prices."