BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his GDP statement. He said, Rahul Gandhi talked about issues about which he was not clearly aware. He tried to redefine GDP incorrectly. The UPA government adopted the CNP, corruption, nepotism and policy paralysis as its main agenda. They will not understand the real meaning of GDP.
Patra further said that ever since demonetisation demonetisation happened, Rahul Gandhi has always been troubled. Even today, Rahul Gandhi was worried about demonetisation. Naturally, the Gandhi family and the Congress party must have lost a lot of money in demonetisation.
In fact, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi today. During this, he targeted the Modi government regarding inflation and made serious allegations. He said, for the Modi government, the increase in GDP means increase in the prices of gas, diesel and petrol. Rahul Gandhi said, “Modi ji keeps saying that GDP is increasing, the Finance Minister says that GDP is showing upward projection. Then I understood what it meant by GDP. It means ‘Gas-Diesel-Petrol’. They have this illusion.”
Rahul Gandhi said, “In 2014, Narendra Modi had said that the prices of diesel and petrol are increasing. In 2014, the price of a cylinder was Rs 410. Today the price of cylinder is Rs 885. That is, the price of gas has increased by 116 percent. Petrol was Rs 71.5 per liter and today it is Rs 101. 42 percent increase. Diesel was Rs 57 per liter and is Rs 88 today. There has been an increase of 55 per cent. He said that in our time, the price of crude oil was 32% more and gas was 26% more than at present.
Rahul Gandhi said that when the prices of diesel and petrol increase, it directly affects the people. They have to pay a higher price. Not only this, the cost of transport also increases. This makes everything expensive. He said that the government has earned Rs 23 lakh crore in the last seven years by increasing the prices of gas, diesel and petrol.