Bharat Jodo Yatra is "democratic" voice against PM's "loot tantra": Rahul Gandhi slams Centre

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/4/2022 1:16:46 PM National

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a swipe at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and questioned the government why the prices of petrol, diesel and gas cylinders have not come down even after the Crude Oil and LPG price have been slashed in the international market.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said that the global LPG and crude oil prices had been slashed by 40% and 25% respectively, but prices in India remained the same. "Crude Oil - 25% cheaper; LPG - 40% cheaper. These are the international price data for 6 months.
Still, why haven't the prices of petrol, diesel, and gas cylinders come down?" Rahul Gandhi wrote in his tweet.
Taking a jibe at PM, the Wayanad MP said the Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra was a voice against the BJP's 'loot system'. "Prime Minister, there is a voice of democracy against your 'loot-system' - Bharat Jodo Yatra. Reply to me!" Gandhi tweeted.
Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7 from Kanyakumari, will cover a further distance of 2,355 km in its 3,570-km march. It will end in Kashmir next year.
It is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India, the Congress claimed earlier in a statement.
The Congress suffered a debacle in the assembly polls held earlier this year and the Yatra is seen as an attempt to rally the party rank and file for the upcoming electoral battles.

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