NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of "shamefully" taking advantage of people's misery and profiteering from the crash in international crude oil prices.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said such an act by the government was "inhumane and heartless", as people were losing their livelihood and the government was making profit by raising excise duties on petrol and diesel.
"Dear PM, To take advantage of people's miseries in this fashion is utterly shameful, inhumane and heartless. People are losing livelihood and jobs and BJP government is profiteering from the crash in crude oil prices by raising excise duties. Don't push people to the brink," he tweeted.
Dear PM, To take advantage of peoples miseries in this fashion is utterly shameful, inhumane & heartless. People… https://t.co/l6fORjGKGN
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) 1584972508000
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