The AAP is going to launch a countrywide agitation against fuel price hike terming it the “biggest scam” in recent times involving the BJP-led Central government, informed party’s Delhi unit convenor Gopal Rai on Tuesday.
Addressing media persons in the national capital, Rai said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would hold an emergency meeting of its legislators and district heads on Wednesday to chalk out the strategy to launch an agitation against it.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre is deliberately helping some private companies by increasing the fuel prices so that they can procure funds from them during elections, alleged Rai. He added Narendra Modi government is trying to divert attention of the people by passing the buck on state governments blaming the latter for not reducing the taxes as a reason of fuel price hike.
“When the BJP came to power in the year 2014, crude oil prices were close to $105 a barrel in the international market and even then the petrol retail price was around Rs 70 and now when crude oil prices are $50 a barrel in the international market, in India, the petrol is still being sold at Rs 70 to Rs 80 per litre,” Rai said, adding that it is the “biggest scam” of the recent times in the country.
“The party is also running a campaign on Twitter, in which we will motivate every common people of the country to tag the Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to take effective action on the rising prices of fuel in the country,” said Rai.