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'Come out of AC car': Robert Vadra, on cycle, to PM over fuel price

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
February 22, 2021 14:35 IST
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Robert Vadra, businessman and son-in-law of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fuel price hike and said that he should come out from air-conditioned cars and see people's suffering.

IMAGE: Robert Vadra rides a bicycle on his way to his office during a protest against the hike in fuel price, in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo

"You (PM) must come out from A/C cars and see how people are suffering and perhaps then you would reduce fuel prices. All he does is blame others previous government for everything and move on," Vadra said.

"For everything the prime minister blames the United Progressive Alliance and the previous government. If something goes wrong then my name will be raised. He always blames others and keeps going," he added.

 

"What Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said was right that they (BJP) only think about two people," he added.

"To feel the problem and pain of common people one has to come on the road" he added.

"If I have to be people's voice then first I have to ride a bicycle to feel their pain then only I can make their voice strong. We can only request the PM to look into the matter," Vadra added.

SEE: Robert Vadra cycles to protest against rising fuel prices

 

Asserting that Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to PM and demanded to reduce fuel prices, he said: "Already because of COVID-19 people are in trouble, and facing this inflation. They are not able to live properly. The government will have to understand their problem."

Vadra rode a bicycle from his Sujan Singh Park residence to his Sukhdev Vihar office in protest against the rising fuel prices.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convey "every citizen's anguish and deep distress regarding the spiralling fuel and gas prices."

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Congress chief had in the letter alleged that in distressing time, the Central government is making a profit from people's misery and suffering.

She termed the rise in fuel prices as "short of extortion to cover up economic mismanagement" and urged the PM to follow 'Raj Dharma' and reduce fuel prices by partially rolling back excise duty.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
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