State BJP Spokesperson Pratul Shahdeo on Monday said that the Congress party has been trying to befool people by protesting on the issue of Petrol and Diesel prices. “Congress should tell that the previous BJP government had given a concession of Rs 2.50 in VAT on petrol and diesel to reduce the burden on the people in the State, so why was it withdrawn by the present government? The State government has also increased the prices of diesel. In addition to Jharkhand, the Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra have also steadily increased the prices of petrol and diesel, but the Congress does not see that,” he said.
Pratul asked as to how did the Congress get permission to stage a sit-in during the Corona infection period? Social distancing got torn apart during the demonstration, but the administration has not taken any action on the issue yet, he said.
“In fact the Congress has got fully exposed after the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation's financial support from China has come to light. Now, Congress is trying to divert public attention. Petrol-diesel prices in Congress-ruled states are constantly rising, but the Congress is still doing a drama to protest on the issue trying to blame the Central Government for it,” he said.