The opposition Congress in Goa on Thursday demanded reversal of fuel price rise with immediate effect and bringing of fuel in Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the country.
In a memorandum submitted by Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Chandrakant Kavlekar and Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar said,”We protest vehemently the continued spiraling of fuel prices which has been adversely affecting the economy as a whole and and the life of the common citizen in general. We condemn the callous response, rather absence of any considered response of local or central government, to this uncalled for price rise and it’s life threatening impact on the common man.”
They claimed that the decision to increase the fuel prices had inconvenienced the common man of the country and exposed the governmental policies as being ‘anti-people’ and ‘most insensitive’.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been speaking of ‘ache din’ which has now been exposed as pure hollow statement only to ‘cheat’ the electorate of the country. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar too in the past had made tall statements and claims and promised to freeze price of Petrol to Rs 60 per ltr. But it may be seen now that the prices of fuel have spiraled out of control and beyond the reach of the common man. The earlier statements of Parrikar are exposed as hollow and only made to ‘cheat’ the people of Goa. We therefore demand immediate roll back of fuel prices so as to bring much needed respite to the people and we further demand that fuel prices must be kept within the reach of the common man and as such the increase in fuel prices must be rolled back forthwith,” they said.