BJP, Congress spar on fuel prices in states ruled by them

Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS): The BJP and the Congress on Monday sparred on fuel prices in states ruled by them.

Taking to social media platform X, the BJP’s National Information and Technology Incharge, Amit Malviya claimed that contrary to the Congress party’s assertions, petrol prices in BJP-ruled states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand were lower.

“In Karnataka, the price for a litre of petrol is Rs 102.86, in Telangana it is Rs 107.41, and in the Congress ally DMK-ruled Tamil Nadu, it is Rs 100.75.

“In contrast, in BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand, the price per litre of petrol is Rs 94.56, Rs 94.65, and Rs 93.48, respectively,” he posted.

Amit Malviya also quoted the statement of Karnataka’s Minister for Industries, MB Patil, who said that petrol and diesel prices were hiked to fulfil poll guarantees in the state.

His comment came after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah pointed out that despite the Rs 3 increase in petrol and diesel prices, they were still lower than in some southern and BJP-ruled states.

He questioned whether BJP leaders have the moral right to protest.

“Our prices are lesser when compared to them. The fuel prices are higher in the states of Rajasthan and Maharashtra than Karnataka,” he said.

“During former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh's tenure, the price of crude oil in the international market was 113 dollars. Although this price was halved in 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not show any concern to bring down the price and reduce the burden on the people,” he said.

CM Siddaramaiah said, “The estimated Rs 3,000 crore collected from the increase in Value Added Tax on petrol and diesel will be paid to the state treasury and the money will be allocated for people's welfare programmes and it will not go into our pockets.”





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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Amit Malviya is nothing but buffoon ...

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  • abu mohammed, KSA - Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    BJPigs were in Coma when Fuel price was raised from 60Rs to 110 in last 10 years. and some Feku bhakts were ready to pay 1000/Liter ,

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  • Agoli Manjanna, Ajjibettu

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Petrol price was hiked in 2014 from 70 to 100 Amit Malviya was busy updating the records in BJP it cell.

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  • J N Lobo, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2024

    Petrol price in Karnataka today is Rs.102.84. Whereas in BJP ruled states like MP 106.47, Rajasthan 104.86, Maharashtra 104.21, Bihar 105.18.There are no protests in these s!ates !

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    Mon, Jun 17 2024

    Amit Malviya is a guru of lies. You are making useless noise for 3 rupees, Amit malaviya.

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  • Bharat, Mysuru

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    RSS leader Shri Bhanuprakash laid down his life during protest for the sake of people. He taken matter very seriously in heart for fault doing by present govt. Let God give him sadgathi for eternal soul. Still Siddarahimyah and D K Shivkumar not yet understand problem of aam aadmi and go on increasin price of bus price, liquor price, milk price and even petrol/diesel price. Looks like it's one way of dictatorship people of Karnataka not voted them inspite giving guarantees from last one year. Protest in large needed at this hour.

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  • Diwakar, Katpadi

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Smaraka monument should be made in the heart of Shivmoga City in memorial of leader who died protesting against govt. What else more sharadanjalli to great personality.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Hasn't the BJP's leader Bhanuprakash taken seriously in his heart when Narendra increased petrol diesel and LPG prices from ₹60-₹110 even after purchasing Russian cheap oil. RSS leader Bhanuprakash was blindly digesting Narendra's chai chai, chai. While the demonetization was carried out, how manyfreev deaths of free gifts from Narendra?

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    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    Build a statue of Banu Prakash, like Patel’s. It will become a historical site and also bring money to the BJPee 😃 😀 😄 😁 🤣

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Tue, Jun 18 2024

    First of all BJP too leaders are keeping these aged pracharaks as shielding to them and send for protest. before sending to protest ,did bjp did his full health check up. He is 70+ and you are allowing then to protest. Stupidity at its best. If so concern why Amit Malviya or Karnataka too leaders not on streets. BJP is accoutabke for his death. Karnataka govt should get them on custody. People buy 2000/3000rs formal branded shirt and hardlywear it 5-6 times and this petrol which will daily used. Stop double standards.

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