Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the government on Friday over rising fuel prices, saying the Centre hiked taxes on petrol and diesel by 250 per cent between 2014-15 and 2020-21.
Her attack on the BJP-led government came amid a political slugfest over Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging higher fuel prices in many Opposition-ruled states.
The opposition chief ministers have launched an offensive against the prime minister on the issue of tax cuts on petroleum products.
In a tweet in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi said the central government increased the tax collection on petrol and diesel by 250 per cent between 2014-15 and 2020-21.
मंहगाई का “म”
केंद्र सरकार ने 2014-15 से 2020-21 के बीच में पेट्रोल-डीजल पर टैक्स वसूली को 250% तक बढ़ा दिया।
2014 में पेट्रोल पर Excise duty मात्र 9.48 रु और डीजल पर मात्र 3.56 रु ली जाती थी। pic.twitter.com/vVsJWdahDN
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) April 29, 2022
In 2014, excise duty charged was only Rs 9.48 on petrol and only Rs 3.56 on diesel, the Congress general secretary said.
Priyanka Gandhi also tagged a media report which said the central government increased excise duty on fuel by 250 per cent in six years.