Panaji: Congress party in Goa on questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the rising fuel prices when he virtually interacted with Goans on Saturday.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar said that the Prime Minister should have taken reaction from Goans about sky rocketing fuel prices and deaths of COVID-19 patients due to shortage of Oxygen at state run Goa medical college and hospital, near here.
Chodankar’s statement came hours after the Prime Minister virtually interacted with Goans on success of ‘Swayampurna Goa’ scheme, an initiative of the State government, which is the extension of central government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme.
Chodankar tweeted “On a day when @narendramodi once again did his theatrics of addressing Goans; we want to question Hon’ble PM as to why he is not interacting with people and asking them reaction about sky-rocketing fuel prices, corrupt BJP govt and murder of covid patients by refusing them oxygen.”
Congress leader Rakhi Prabhudessai Naik too joined Chodankar. She tweeted “If words were enough to fill our stomach then after @narendramodi’s speech today, we would have been the most happy people. But unfortunately, petrol rate of Rs 107 per litre is still haunting us as Modi keeps laughing at us through the hoarding at Petrol pump.”
The Congress workers, meanwhile, held protests against the fuel price rise in Mapusa town of North Goa on Saturday.
The protestors demanded that the central government should immediately reduce the hike in petrol and diesel which is pinching common people.