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Govt earned Rs 23 lakh crore by way of fuel tax in last 7 years: Rahul Gandhi

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Govt earned Rs 23 lakh crore by way of fuel tax in last 7 years: Rahul Gandhi
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Govt earned Rs 23 lakh crore by way of fuel tax in last 7 years: Rahul Gandhi
Govt earned Rs 23 lakh crore by way of fuel tax in last 7 years: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Centre over rising prices of cooking gas, petrol, diesel.
Addressing a press conference, Rahul Gandhi said farmers, labourers, small businesses, MSMEs, salaried class are being demonetised.
“In the last 7 years, we have seen a new economic paradigm. Demonetisation on one side, and monetisation on the other side. First Modi ji said that he is undertaking demonetisation and finance minister says that she is undertaking monetisation. The people are asking what is undergoing monetisation, and what is being subjected to demonetisation?” Rahul Gandhi said.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s four to five friends being monetised, economic transfer is done,” he added.
The former Congress chief alleged that the government has earned Rs 23 lakh crore from increasing prices of gas, diesel and petrol in last seven years.
Speaking about rising prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, Rahul said, “when UPA left in 2014, LPG cylinder was priced at Rs 410/cylinder. Today, it costs Rs 885/cylinder – a rise of 116%. Petrol was Rs 71.5/litre in 2014, today it’s Rs 101/litre – a rise of 42%. Diesel was priced at Rs 57/litre in 2014, it’s Rs 88/litre today.”
“There’s a new concept of GDP, rising GDP means rise in prices of gas, diesel and petrol,” he said.

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