Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted a cartoon of yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday night to take a swipe on the centre over hovering petrol and diesel costs.
The cartoon confirmed Baba Ramdev in a headstand pose at a gasoline station, whereas taking a look at a placard with the textual content “Litre Rs 90” written on it. The picture additionally accommodates a caption in Malayalam, which Mr Tharoor translated and posted together with his tweet.
“In the event you took yoga classes from Baba Ramdev, you too may see petrol costs at 06 rupees a litre!” Mr Tharoor – who’s the Lok Sabha MP for Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram – wrote.
In the event you took yoga classes from BabaRamdev, you too may see petrol costs at 06 rupees a litre! pic.twitter.com/zatuS6t6cs
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 16, 2021
Petrol and diesel prices touched fresh all-time highs throughout the 4 metros as we speak, after oil advertising corporations elevated charges for an eighth straight day – this time by round 30 paise.
Petrol now prices between Rs 89.29 (Delhi) and Rs 95.75 (Mumbai) in metro cities.
Diesel prices between Rs 79.70 (Delhi) and Rs 86.72 (Mumbai).
Gasoline costs have recorded an upswing throughout India since January 6, after staying unchanged for nearly a month. The rise comes amid a rally in world crude oil costs as international locations perform vaccination drives, and markets and companies hope for a measure of pre-Covid normalcy.
Union Minister for Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan final week stated that petrol and diesel costs had been governed by an international price mechanism, and identified that “for nearly 250 (of the previous 300 days) the centre had not elevated or decreased costs”.
Opposition leaders like Mr Tharoor nonetheless, haven’t been swayed.
On Monday a Congress chief in Odisha, dressed like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, went round Bhubaneswar in a bullock cart asking if petrol prices had decreased.
— Odisha Congress (@INCOdisha) February 15, 2021
Final week Samajwadi Occasion MP Vishambhar Prasad Nishad quipped within the Rajya Sabha: “Petrol is cheaper in Mother Sita’s land Nepal and Ravana’s land Lanka (however not in) the land of Ram.”
Confronted with protests over the worth hikes, two states have reduce costs – Assam and Meghalaya.
Assam, the place the BJP is bidding for re-election in just a few weeks, cut prices by Rs 5 per litre final week. Meghalaya, which earlier reduce costs by Rs 2 per litre, introduced cuts of Rs 5.4 per litre Tuesday night time.