News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Gaurav pandey
Updated Wed, Nov 10, 2021 6:44 PM IST
The Minister of the Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, pointed out on Wednesday the leader of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, who surrounded the central government on various issues, including gasoline and diesel prices. Questioning Rahul Gandhi’s understanding of economics, he called him a pickpocket.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
– Photo: ANI (Archive)
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‘Modi government’s record increase in capital expenditures, this is economic development’
Puri said: ‘How do you see economic growth and progress in it? There has been a record increase in capital expenditures. This is called economic progress. He said this in response to a question about Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on November 1. In this tweet, the congressional leader had spoken of being wary of ‘pocket killers’ and alleged that the central government was making a profit and looting the common man by imposing heavy fuel taxes.
At the same time, one day before Diwali, that is, on November 3, the Center had announced the reduction of excise duties on gasoline and diesel. By virtue of this decision of the Center, the excise duty on gasoline was reduced by Rs 5 per liter and on diesel by Rs 10 per liter. After the central government took this step, many states had also announced that they would reduce the VAT on gasoline and diesel from their level and gave relief to the common man.
‘Ready to discuss Modi’s government actions and UPA scams’
Puri challenged Rahul Gandhi and said that I am ready to discuss the development work done during the Modi government term along with all the scams related to the UPA government. Following this, he spoke about the record capital spending the Modi government is making to get the economy back on track due to the corona virus epidemic. Puri further said that the country is reaching new dimensions of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that the whole world is now accepting this fact.