Businessman Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, as we speak rode a bicycle in Delhi to protest in opposition to the rising gasoline costs and hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has to return out of his “AC automobiles and see how persons are struggling”.
“You (PM) should come out from AC automobiles and see how persons are struggling and maybe then you definitely would scale back gasoline costs,” Mr Vadra, 52, instructed news company ANI.
“All he does is blame others (earlier governments) for every part and transfer on,” Mr Vadra, who’s Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband, added.
Pictures of Mr Vadra, in a swimsuit and helmet, using his bicycle from town’s Khan Market space to his workplace with two others following him on cycles, had been shared by ANI on Twitter. Policemen had been additionally seen within the photos controlling the visitors.
Delhi: Robert Vadra rides bicycle from Khan Market to his workplace in protest in opposition to the rising gasoline costs pic.twitter.com/kNtbDrRKQq
— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2021
Mr Vadra’s brother-in-law and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally has been slamming the federal government for the hike in gasoline costs.
“If you see the fast-paced meter whereas filling gasoline in your automotive on the petrol pump, do keep in mind that the crude oil charges haven’t risen however fallen,” Mr Gandhi mentioned in a tweet in Hindi as we speak.
“Petrol is at Rs 100 a litre. The Modi authorities is doing the nice work of emptying your pockets and filling the pockets of its mates,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs PC Sharma, Jitu Patwari and Kunal Chaudhary additionally rode bicycles to the state Legislative Meeting in protest in opposition to rising gasoline costs.
After rising for 12 consecutive days to their report highs, the costs of petrol and diesel remained regular as we speak for the second straight day.
The value of petrol in Delhi at the moment stands at Rs 90.58 per litre whereas diesel is at Rs 80.97.
Final week, petrol costs breached the Rs 100-mark in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar at Rs 101.22.