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DPCC blames Centre, AAP for steep hike in prices of petrol, diesel

DPCC blames Centre, AAP for steep hike in prices of petrol, diesel

New Delhi, Jun 23 (UNI) Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Anil Kumar strongly condemned the BJP Government at the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in the national capital for the steep hike in the prices of petrol and diesel for the past 17 days consecutively without any humanitarian consideration.

Mr Kumar said people are already distressed by the sudden spike in the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in the prices of petroleum products will only add up to their woes.



Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office here on Tuesday, Mr Kumar said that when crude oil prices are among the lowest in the world, instead of passing on the benefit to the consumers in these difficult times, the Government is making money at the cost of the poor citizens.

He said that today, the tax component on petrol and diesel has increased by over 260 per cent and 820 per cent, respectively, as compared to May 2014 excise duty.

Others present at the press conference were Adarsh Shastri, DPCC vice-president Mudit Agarwal and Parvez Alam.



Similarly, Mr Kumar noted, the Arvind Kejriwal Government has also increased VAT on petrol and diesel which has become like adding insult to injury for the people of Delhi. He said that compared to 2014, VAT on petrol and diesel has increased from about 15 per cent to over 30 per cent. This has led to the common citizen paying about the same price, approximately Rs 80, when crude prices are at an all-time low in the world.



Mr Kumar also reiterated his charge that it was due to the ‘incompetence, inertia and autocratic behaviour’ of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that the Covid-19 pandemic made a sharp spurt to 62,655 patients with 2233 deaths (officially reported) in the Capital.

He said that had the Delhi Government listened to the suggestions mooted by the Delhi Congress to scale up the Corona tests, tracing and institutional isolation (as most houses do not have facilities for home quarantine/isolation) since March, Delhi would not have witnessed such a fast surge in the Covid positive patients.

He said that the report submitted by the Dr V K Paul Committee has validated the Congress suggestions as it has also recommended increasing tests, tracing and institutional isolation for those with smaller than 2BHK residential premises, and formation of monitoring committees at the State, District and Ward levels.



Mr Kumar wanted to know why the Kejriwal Government was insisting on home isolation; whether it was to help a private company, which will track the patients on home isolation, that it forced the Lt Governor to retract his decision to end home isolation?

Mr Kumar also wanted to know the role of the District Surveillance Officer, why AAP MP Sanjay Sing was demanding more train coaches for patient isolation while AAP MLA Raghav Chadha opposed the move saying non-AC train coaches would be like furnaces which will be like “bogies of death”.

Mr Kumar said that the Delhi Government should make a payment of Rs 10,000 to each Corona patient and each family living in the Containment Zones.



'Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's letter to the Lt Governor today that it is not feasible to call every patient to the quarantine centre proves that he's accepting his failures to provide ambulances to transport Corona patients, and that's why the Delhi Government wants home quarantine to continue,' he added.

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