Jaitley accuses opposition of hypocrisy on oil prices

Jaitley accuses opposition of hypocrisy on oil prices

Attacking the opposition parties over their stance on the high oil prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his “reluctant allies” of only committing to tweets and media statements on the issue while looking the other way when it came to giving relief to people.

Accusing the non-BJP non-NDA states of hypocrisy, he said most of them refused to pass on to the consumers any benefit of increasing revenues on account of rising oil prices. Accusing them of rejoicing in the political consequences of the increase in crude prices, he said the “serious problem” could not be resolved by “either tweets or television bytes of some opposition leaders”.

“What are the people supposed to conclude? Are Rahul Gandhi and his reluctant allies only committed to tweets and television bytes when it comes to give relief to the common man?” Jaitley asked in a Facebook post. Read More

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