On rising fuel prices, Congress gives it back to BJP - ‘Bahut Hui Mahangai Ki Maar…’

05 September 2018, 12:41 AM
On fuel price hike, Congress' comeback - ‘Bahut Hui Mahangai Ki...'
On fuel price hike, Congress' comeback - ‘Bahut Hui Mahangai Ki...'

As petrol and diesel prices hit a fresh high on Tuesday amid rupee’s record low of 71.54 against US dollar, the Opposition Congress on Tuesday mocked the Narendra Modi government with a famous slogan the BJP had used against the UPA government during 2014 Lok Sabha elections – ‘Bahut Hui Mahangai Ki Maar (Enough of high inflation)…’.

Sharing a video of Prime Minister Modi and other BJP leaders reacting to the rising fuel prices during the UPA government, the Congress party wrote on Twitter that “the latest round of increases in fuel prices shows how Modi Govt's inability to hold the value of the rupee affects the country adversely.”

In the above video, the Congress party tries to build its narrative on the rising petrol and diesel prices using BJP leaders' "introspective" reactions from the past on the "inability" to contain fuel prices.

Although the video contains old reactions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun JaitleyMukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Prakash Javadekar on fuel price hike, they are more relevant in today's situation.

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In a series of tweets, blaming the faulty policies of the Modi Government behind the exponential increase in fuel prices, the Congress said, “PM Modi on the campaign trail lost no opportunity to berate the former Govt on increasing fuel prices. His silence now is deafening.”

Hitting out at the BJP-led NDA government, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "The rupee at a record low, fuel prices at a high - a dismal state of affairs! Clearly, this is a direct result of the BJP’s poorly planned economic policies. #BahutHuiMahangaiKiMaar."

Not just the Congress but Twitterati also mocked Modi and his ministers using their previous statements and campaign videos. Some of them are no less than a laugh riot. Take a look:

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First Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 07:30 PM
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