Chodankar said that insensitive Modi Government is cheating people in the name of “ Acche Din” even when people are suffering due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Modi Government is collecting money from poor people on petrol which is costing just Rs. 35.63 per liter. Modi Government is charging Freight, custom duty, Basic excise, special duty, Agricultural infrastructure Development cess (AIDC), Road & Infrastructure cess, State VAT & other charges, which are added to base price of Petrol Rs. 35.63 and Diesel 38.16 to sell it for Rs 93.80 and 91.50. This is open loot,” Chodankar said.
He said that since Modi Government came to Power in 2014 Central Government has collected Rs. 22 Lakhs 70 thousand Crores, (Rs. 22,69,122 Cr) while State Governments have collected Rs. 13 Lakhs 11 thousand two hundred crores. (13,11,200 crores) from people of India in the name of Petrol and Diesel prices.
He strongly demanded to sell Petrol and Diesel at cost price of Rs. 36 and 38 respectively.
Rudolf Fernandes while speaking said we have never seen such a cruel Government which promised to strengthen our rupees. It has not only weaken it, but also weaken its people and demanded to immediately roll back petrol price.
Block President of St. Cruz Sushant Govekar criticized BHP Government being insensitive towards peoples suffering during Covid and immediately demanded roll back.