Joining the party's mega online campaign 'Speak Up Against Price Rise' against rise in prices of fuel and other essential commodities in the country, Congress general secretary and incharge of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Friday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party government.
She claimed that instead of providing solutions, the Narendra Modi government is making excuses to misguide the people.
"BJP government's excuses for price rise: 1) Price rise due to winters; 2) Fault of previous governments; 3) Tickets prices raised so that people travel less, 4) Cannot control rise in prices of petrol and diesel…," tweeted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in support of the party's campaign on Friday morning.
The Congress campaign was led by former president of the party and Priyanka's brother, Rahul Gandhi, who slammed the Narendra Modi-led Central government for "failing" to control unabated price rise. He accused the Centre of making deep holes into pockets of common man to :earn taxes".
Rahul Gandhi said that the Centre was letting prices rise as it was their "revenue-earning mechanism".
He claimed that the government is pushing people into the swamp of price rise just to earn tax and termed price rise as a curse.
"Price rise is a curse. The Central government is only pushing the people into the swamp of price rise to earn tax. Raise your voice against the destruction of the country," Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
Rahul Gandhi further asked the people to take part in the campaign and express their concerns against the government's high taxes in fuel.
He further tweeted, "Price rise is unbearable because of the following 3 reasons: 1) Falling prices of crude oil in the international market, 2) Dacoity by the Centre in the name of tax collection, 3) 2-3 businessmen benefit from such tax collection."