While busy destabilising Cong govt, ensure to share benefits of oil price crash to Indians: Rahul to Modi

New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said while the former was busy destabilising an elected Congress government, the global oil prices crashed but common people are not getting its benefits.
‘Hey Prime Minister’s Office, while you were busy destabilising an elected Congress Government, you may have missed noticing the 35 per cent crash in global oil prices,’ Mr Gandhi tweeted a day after crisis unfolded in Madhya Pradesh, where senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the grand old party.

‘Could you please pass on the benefit to Indians by slashing petrol prices to under 60 per litre? Will help boost the stalled economy,’ the Congress leader further said.

Mr Gandhi’s remarks came amid the global oil price crash, however, according to him, the government is not ready to share the benefits to common people and using the oil prices windfall to recover the economy.
Fuel prices were slashed Rs 2 per litre in major metropolitan cities across the nation. In Delhi, petrol prices were reduced by Rs 2.69 per litre to Rs 70.29 per litre, while diesel saw a Rs 2.33 cut to Rs 63.01 per litre.

Mr Scindia, who was at loggerheads with the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, had met Mr Modi on Tuesday, which was seen as an attempt to destabilise the Congress government.

According to the BJP, the former Guna MP will join the BJP today at the headquarters of the saffron party in the national capital.

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