Continuous hike in fuel price is ‘Achhe Din for India’ given by Modi – AICC member Amrith Shenoy
Udupi: AICC member Amrith Shenoy on Saturday, May 26, questioned the PM on whether the hike in petrol and diesel prices were the promised “Achhe Din” for the citizens of India.
He was speaking at a protest held at the War memorial at Ajjarkad organised by the Udupi district Women’s Congress against the hike in petrol and diesel prices and the “anti-people policies” of the Modi government in the last four years.
“The Bharatiya Janata Party managed to come to power by fooling the voters with the promise of ‘achhe din’. The party has been doing contrary to what it promised. A majority of the promises made by the BJP before coming to power have been unfulfilled and the party is answerable to the public for not delivering on what it had promised,” he said.
Even though the BJP had promised of bringing down the prices during its election campaign in 2014, fuel prices have been the highest since Modi came to power despite the global crude oil prices coming down.
“Though the government promised ‘achhe din’, the situation is far worse than what it was during the reign of the earlier government,” said Shenoy, adding, “Not only petrol, the prices of cooking gas and other commodities have also increased to such levels that the common man cannot afford to buy them.”
Shenoy reiterated that the BJP has completely failed to fulfil its poll promises. “Soldiers are dying on the border due to constant attacks by the enemy. Terror activities and intolerance is rising. The Prime Minister has been misleading the people of the country by making tall promises and false claims. The growth rate of the country that had been accelerated during the UPA regime has been stalled under the NDA government,” he added.
District Women Congress president Geetha Wagle said the Prime Minister had failed to bring back the black money according to his promise. “Before assuming power, they had made tall promises like depositing Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of all Indians and 2 crore jobs. Demonetization left many people jobless while it had a negative impact on the micro, small and medium enterprises. Four years have passed since then, but not a single rupee has been deposited,” she added.
Raising slogans against the Prime Minister and the Central Government, the protestors demanded a rollback in fuel prices.
District Congress president Janardhan Tonse, KPCC Secretary Veronica Cornelio, CMC president Meenakshi Madhava, Congress leaders Roshni Oliver, Dr Sunitha Shetty, Sarala Kanchan, Mallika Balkrishna, Y B Raghavendra, Sarasu Bangera, Shanker Kundar, Shivaram Shetty, Ida Gibba D’Souza, Bhaskar Rao Kidiyoor, Prashanth Poojary, Kishan Hegde, Neeraj, Sanjay, Joel, Sujay, Narayana Kundar, Janardhan Bhandarkar and others were present.