Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Congress
The Congress said today that the government should rollback the increase in fuel prices instead of "showing fitness", apparently referring to Union Ministers and BJP leaders posting videos of their workouts on social media. "Someone is doing push-ups... someone is showing fitness but fuel prices are rising," Congress leader Sachin Pilot said. He urged the government to reduce taxes to bring down fuel prices.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore introduced the 'fitness challenge'
Pilot's comments came after Union Ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Kiren Rijiju posted videos on social media as part of a "fitness challenge" which has also been accepted by PM Modi among others. He said state governments can provide relief by cutting the VAT and cess levied on fuel prices. People will give a befitting reply to the government in upcoming polls, he said.
Union Sports Minister posted video on social media
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari has also posted a similar video
The increasing fuel prices have badly hit the common man
"When crude oil prices in the international market were quite high, the price of petrol in the country was Rs. 65-68 per liter during the UPA government's rule," Avinash Pande, AICC General Secretary in-charge of Rajasthan said.