The Opposition Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday attacked the BJP government over the rise in fuel prices, saying it was unfair to trouble people reeling from the impact of COVID-19.
The parties demanded that the government immediately stop burdening the public with the increase in fuel prices
“It is totally wrong and unfair to trouble people who are already facing problems because of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment and inflation, by continuously and unnecessarily increasing the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. The rationale of the government to raise funds for public welfare through this tax increase is not fair,” the BSP supremo said in a tweet in Hindi.
“It is essential to immediately stop this burden on the public pocket by constantly and arbitrarily increasing the tax on petrol, diesel etc,” she said, adding the government will do a huge favour on hardworking…