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Govt increased tax on diesel 820%, 258% on petrol in six and a half years: Sonia Gandhi

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi has besieged the BJP government at the Center on the rising prices of petrol and diesel. She has said that the government has earned Rs 21 lakh crore in the last six and a half years by imposing more excise duty on petrol and diesel.

Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi which has been posted on the official Twitter handle of the Congress. In it, she wrote, “In the last six and a half years, the government has increased the excise duty on diesel by 820% and the excise duty on petrol by 258%.”

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She wrote that “by doing so the government has earned 21 lakh crore rupees from the people, this money should reach the people for whom it has been collected.”

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She wrote, “The country has lost a large amount of racism and the income of the people has come down. The middle class of the country is struggling with problems today. Inflation has increased in the country and the prices of essential goods have also increased due to which the problems of people have increased. But even in such difficult circumstances, the government is not giving up the benefits of people’s troubles and troubles.”

He wrote, “I do not understand how the government can take such insensitive steps at the cost of common people.”

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Sonia Gandhi wrote, “Diesel and petrol prices have historically increased within the country, but the prices of crude oil in the international market have not increased yet. If said, the price of crude oil in the international market during the tenure of the UPA government is still half that.

“But your government raised oil prices for 12 consecutive days in February to make a profit. Last year, when the price of crude oil reached $ 20 per barrel in the international market, the government decided not to reduce the price of oil.”

“Sadly, your government has been in power for the last seven years, but still you blame the previous governments for the mismanagement of the economy.” The truth is that in the year 2020, domestic crude oil production was at its lowest level of 18 years.

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