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“Thoughtless, Insensitive Measures At Cost Of Our People”: Sonia Gandhi Writes To PM Modi Over Rising Fuel Prices

<p>Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rollback increases in the fuel price and pass on the benefit to "middle &amp; salaried class, our farmers &amp; poor and our fellow citizens." <strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/business/12-days-later-the-prices-stopped-surging-in-some-states-1445176">After Surge In Petrol Diesel Prices For 12 Days, Some States Get Relief As Fuel Rates Remain Unchanged</a></strong></p> <p>In a letter to the Prime Minister on Sunday, the Congress leader said "Fuel prices are at an historic and unsustainable high. In fact, Petrol has breached the Rs.100/litre mark in many parts of the country. The surging price of Diesel has added to the escalating woes of millions of farmers despite moderate prices of international crude oil...Your government's act of raising prices (continuously for 12 days till February 20th) is little less than a brazen act of profiteering."&nbsp;</p> <p>"I fail to understand how any government can justify such thoughtless and insensitive measures directly at the cost of our people," Sonia Gandhi added.&nbsp;</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Narendra Modi over rising fuel prices. &amp;quot;I urge you to roll back these increases and pass on the benefit to our middle &amp;amp; salaried class, our farmers &amp;amp; poor and our fellow citizens,&amp;quot; she writes. &lt;a href="https://t.co/Mtbtg5sHwZ"&gt;pic.twitter.com/Mtbtg5sHwZ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; ANI (@ANI) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1363458793342984193?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 21, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Later in the letter, Gandhi urged the Prime Minister to roll back these increases and pass on the benefits to the middle and salaried class, farmers &amp; poors and fellow citizens. "I hope you will agree that it is time for your government to focus on solutions instead of looking for excuses. India deserves better."</p> <p>Her letter is in reference to the steep rise in the prices of petrol and diesel with fuel being sold in some cities close to Rs 100 per litre....

<p>Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rollback increases in the fuel price and pass on the benefit to "middle &amp; salaried class, our farmers &amp; poor and our fellow citizens." <strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/business/12-days-later-the-prices-stopped-surging-in-some-states-1445176">After Surge In Petrol Diesel Prices For 12 Days, Some States Get Relief As Fuel Rates Remain Unchanged</a></strong></p> <p>In a letter to the Prime Minister on Sunday, the Congress leader said "Fuel prices are at an historic and unsustainable high. In fact, Petrol has breached the Rs.100/litre mark in many parts of the country. The surging price of Diesel has added to the escalating woes of millions of farmers despite moderate prices of international crude oil…Your government’s act of raising prices (continuously for 12 days till February 20th) is little less than a brazen act of profiteering."&nbsp;</p> <p>"I fail to understand how any government can justify such thoughtless and insensitive measures directly at the cost of our people," Sonia Gandhi added.&nbsp;</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Narendra Modi over rising fuel prices. &amp;quot;I urge you to roll back these increases and pass on the benefit to our middle &amp;amp; salaried class, our farmers &amp;amp; poor and our fellow citizens,&amp;quot; she writes. &lt;a href="https://t.co/Mtbtg5sHwZ"&gt;pic.twitter.com/Mtbtg5sHwZ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; ANI (@ANI) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1363458793342984193?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 21, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Later in the letter, Gandhi urged the Prime Minister to roll back these increases and pass on the benefits to the middle and salaried class, farmers &amp; poors and fellow citizens. "I hope you will agree that it is time for your government to focus on solutions instead of looking for excuses. India deserves better."</p> <p>Her letter is in reference to the steep rise in the prices of petrol and diesel with fuel being sold in some cities close to Rs 100 per litre. Fuel prices in India were soaring for 12 days straight with prices either crossing the 100-mark in some states or getting really close to it.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/business/petrol-at-rs-100-amul-fuel-price-cartoon-painfuel-increase-amul-topical-take-on-rising-fuel-prices-1444921">Petrol At Rs 100: ‘Painfuel Increase!’ Amul’s Take On Rising Fuel Prices</a></strong></p> <p>As per Indian Oil Corporation, the petrol prices in the national capital has been raised by 34 paise while diesel witnessed 32 paise increase.&nbsp;</p> <p>In Delhi, Petrol is priced at Rs. 90.58 and Diesel is at Rs. 80.97 meanwhile in Mumbai petrol cost stays at Rs 97 per litre and diesel at Rs 87.06 per litre, after being hiked by 38 paise and 39 paise respectively on Saturday. In Kolkata as well, the prices are the same as Saturday, price of petrol is Rs 91.78 per litre while diesel now costs Rs 84.56 per litre.</p>

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