Kurali (Chandigarh), June 11 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar has stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrogance in power is devestating India adding that even after lakhs of people losing lives, centre has not woken up from its slumber and now by hiking petrol and diesel prices it has started to break the back of common man economically. Former Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang was also present on the occasion.
Interacting with mediapersons at Kurali during protest against petrol and diesel hike as part of nationwide protests, State Congress Chief said Modi regime has totally abandoned its citizens. First centre’s grave Covid mismanagement wrecked havoc with lives of lakhs of Indian families losing their loved ones, Jakhar said castigating Modi. And now centre by continuously hiking prices have left the common man in lurch with nowhere to go.
Taking on centre over the arbitrary and illogical vaccine policy, Jakhar said that centre’s vaccine policy is the sum of unbearable errors of judgement on part of Modi regime. Before the second wave, its insensitive decision to export vaccines to foreign countries, arbitrary pricing of vaccines, the abject failure to gauge the likely need of number of jabs needed, and then totally failing to place orders in advance are grave mistakes for which innocent Indians have paid with their lives, the veteran Congress leader said.
Mincing no words, Jakhar said Modi regime is directly helping private companies to earn profits at the cost of our farmers and common man. During previous 13 months, rate of petrol has gone up by whopping Rs 25.72, while diesel has gone up by Rs 23.93, Jakhar pointed out.
When Dr Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister the price of crude oil was 125 dollar per barrel and rate of diesel was Rs 54, and while now rate of crude in foreign market is almost half than what it was in 2014, rate of diesel is almost double, Jakhar pointed out further.
Centre is penalising Punjab by withholding our RDF, GST refund while centre is collecting 3 lakh crore from taxes levied on petrol and diesel every year, Jakhar said exhorting the common man to rise in protest against these anti-people policies of centre.