India’s fuel prices rise to historical highs, the government’s failure to curb inflation leads to public dissatisfaction
Overseas Network, October 31. The Russian Satellite News Agency reported that as of October 31, India’s domestic gasoline and diesel prices rose for the fifth consecutive day, and gasoline prices have exceeded 100 rupees (about 8.55 yuan) per liter, a record high. . This triggered dissatisfaction among Indian politicians and the public against Modi’s government.
On the 31st, the former General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, Digvijaya Singh, on social media, criticized the Modi government for the continuous increase in fuel prices, sarcastically saying that “India’s inflation is at a historic high and the Modi government should step down.” Singh also quoted Modi’s previous video “slaps” the government that promised to lower fuel prices.
Indians also expressed dissatisfaction with the continued increase in fuel prices. A netizen complained that in October, India’s fuel prices rose 24 times, which was unprecedented and was the greatest “achievement” of the “New India”. Another person wrote: “Before 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party slogan suppressed inflation, but now that 2021 is about to end, India’s inflation has set a new record. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s slogan seems to be a joke.”
(Original title: India’s fuel prices have risen to historical highs, and the government’s ineffectiveness in curbing inflation arouses public dissatisfaction)