Why Congress-run states aren’t cutting fuel prices, Irani asks
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday asked why Congress-led states had yet to cut fuel prices after the Union government relieved consumers last month.
Speaking to reporters from the Chhattisgarh BJP office here, she also targeted the ‘Gandhi family’, saying they had done nothing for the development of Amethi despite the area having been a family stronghold for a long time.
Irani snatched the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 general election.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 9 and Rs 7, and taken a burden of Rs 1 lakh crore to ensure people’s relief. Beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme got a reduction of Rs 200 per cylinder Free (anti-COVID-19) vaccines and rations and several similar humanitarian measures have been taken in the interest of the nation,” the BJP leader said.
“Why haven’t Congress-run states reduced (fuel) prices,” she asked.
Asked about his constituency, Irani said: “For 50 years, one family owned Amethi, after which 80% of households had no electricity or toilets before 2014. There was not even no collection office.
“Rahul Gandhi has visited foreign countries but the first passport office in Amethi was established by Prime Minister Modi and later by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,” the Women and Child Development Minister added .
Congress candidates lost their deposits in four out of five assembly segments in recent Uttar Pradesh polls,” Irani pointed out.
The Union Minister was in Raipur to review the work of the Women and Child Development Department.
She later also addressed a gathering of women workers from the state wing of the BJP at the party office. PTI TKP KRK KRK KRK
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