Kohli defends rise in fuel prices

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sep 15: Justifying the rise in fuel prices which has resulted in an uproar throughout the country, BJP national spokesperson and in-charge Meghalaya, Nalin Kohli said that the present situation is just a temporary one.
“The government is studying the situation and it is only a temporary situation,” Kohli had said after a party meeting which was held here on Saturday.
According to him, the spike in fuel prices is on two accounts – one is global factors which are not in India’s control and the second reason is the fall of the Rupee which is part of the global movement of currency.

“We understand and are sensitive to the pain that increase in petroleum prices causes and at the same time there is a recognition that there has to be a holistic view to it states and the centre all have to come and take a holistic decision because on the other hand whatever has been,” he said.
Kohli further stated that the taxes on oil collected are going to used to build roads and be utilized for schemes meant for the poor.
“It means in terms of IT tax benefits being given to the middle class,” he said.
Meanwhile, the BJP leader denied the allegation that the hike in fuel prices would be the down fall of the BJP-led NDA government in the centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
He claimed that even after demonetization people said that the BJP will be wiped out but it won Uttar Pradesh in a historic manner.
“India wants responsive and responsible government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi government will go to the people and show what work has been done,” he added.


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