Within the midst of a continuing surge in gas costs, Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas has slammed the BJP-led central authorities, suggesting the centre should “distribute petrol coupons” the identical manner “they distributed the film tickets for ‘The Kashmir Recordsdata'”. The Congress chief’s remarks hyperlink the 2 controversies which have been utilized by the opposition in the previous few days to hit out on the authorities. 

“They (BJP) ought to distribute coupons for petrol, diesel simply as their ministers distribute film tickets for The Kashmir Recordsdata,” the Rajasthan Minister informed information company ANI. The film – on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits about three a long time in the past – has earned endorsement of many leaders of the ruling celebration since its launch.

Chief ministers from BJP-ruled states – Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh – have made the film ‘The Kashmir Recordsdata’ tax-free of their states.

However there was criticism amid the developments. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal focused the BJP leaders on Thursday for selling the movie. “They (BJP) are demanding that the film be declared tax-free in Delhi. Add it on YouTube, the film will develop into free and everybody will have the ability to watch it. Some persons are incomes crores within the identify of Kashmiri Pandits and also you (BJP) have been sticking posters of the movie,” he had mentioned.

“After polls, BJP elevated petrol and diesel costs. They’re ‘Ravan Bhakts’ not ‘Ram Bhakts’ (sic),” he added. His deputy Manish Sisodia had earlier made comparable remarks.

Petrol costs had been hiked by 80 paise per litre on Tuesday for the seventh time in eight days, taking the full hike to 4.80, information company PTI reported. With the recent hike, petrol handed the 100-mark in Delhi. Costs had been secure for over 4 and a half months, a interval throughout which election campaigns and polling had been held in 5 states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur.

The federal government has been dealing with warmth from opposition events over the surge in gas costs. Congress leaders have been accusing the BJP-led authorities of ‘tax-gouging’ and ‘profiteering’ over the gas worth surge. In the meantime, the federal government continues to underline that the Ukraine warfare is without doubt one of the components behind the spike.

Moody’s Traders Providers mentioned final week that state-owned gas retailers – Indian Oil Company (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Company Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Company Ltd (HPCL) – collectively misplaced round 19,000 crore in income for preserving petrol and diesel costs on freeze throughout the election interval.


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