Kolkata, 31 March. TMC’s attack on rival BJP has intensified as the Bengal by-polls approach. Actor Shatrughan Sinha, who recently joined TMC, targeted the Modi government over the rising prices of oil and cooking gas.
Sinha described the central government led by PM Modi as arrogant and autocratic. Recalling the time of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Shatrughan Sinha said that we had Lokshahi (democracy) in the time of Atal ji, but dictatorship is going on in the country during the time of PM Modi. Shatrughan Sinha has been a part of both BJP and Congress. He was also a Union Minister during the Vajpayee regime.
Shatrughan Sinha will contest from Asansol on TMC ticket in the by-elections to be held on April 12 in Bengal. Hitting out at the Modi government over the rapidly rising fuel prices, Sinha said that in the last nine days, the price of oil has been increased eight times…it is arrogance. He asked the people that have you ever heard about the increase in the prices of diesel and petrol eight times in nine days.
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 80 paise per liter on Thursday. Overall, in the last 10 days so far, the price of oil has been increased by Rs 6.40 per liter. Congress staged a sit-in protest at Vijay Chowk in Delhi this morning over rising oil prices and rising inflation.