"High fuel tax is extortion to cover up economic mismanagement, Sonia Gandhi writes to PM"

22Feb,2021

"High fuel tax is extortion to cover up economic mismanagement, Sonia Gandhi writes to PM"

As the principal party con, I urge upon you to follow ‘Raj Dharma’ and scale back fuel costs by part rolling back excise duty," she said.

Gandhi conjointly recognised that despite being in power for pretty much seven years, “your government continues accountable previous regimes for its own economic misdirection...The governments are non-appointive to ease the burden of our individuals and at the terribly least, not work directly contrary to their interests.The government's action of imposing higher fuel tax "is nothing wanting extortion to hide up economic mismanagement", Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi aforementioned in a very letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, difficult that costs of hydrocarbon and diesel be brought down through a partial rollback of fuel taxes.

Gandhi conjointly questioned Modi’s principle of blaming the previous UPA regime's policies for rising fuel costs associated recognised however the Congress-led regime had averted constant despite the then high world petroleum ratesShe aforementioned the NDA regime’s steep fuel taxes alone were to blame for this scenario and demanded that the PM provide a solution and not an excuse.
Government has been immoderately over-zealous in levying excessive excise duty on hydrocarbon and Diesel, i.e., Rs thirty three on each cubic decimetre of hydrocarbon and Rs thirty two on each cubic decimetre of Diesel, that is beyond the bottom worth of those fuels. this is often nothing wanting extortion to hide up economic misdirection,” Gandhi aforementioned, questioning the government’s call to extend excise duty on diesel by 820% and on hydrocarbon by 258% and assembling quite Rs twenty one hundred thousand large integer within the last six and a 0.5 years