SPCC criticizes Centre for hike in fuel prices

Gangtok, 26 May:

Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee [SPCC] president, Bharat Basnet has strongly criticized the Central Government on the rise of petrol and diesel prices across the country. The Congress party has said that the rise in petrol and diesel prices is responsible for rise in prices of other commodities, which has put extra burden on the people.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Basnet condemned the policies of Narendra Modi’s government for the price rise of petroleum products. He added that the Congress party has been protesting the policies of Modi government responsible for rise in prices of essential commodities. He further stated that the people of different sections of the Country have been facing extra burden due to GST.

Mr Basnet stated that the people of Sikkim have also been facing problems due to price rise of petrol and diesel. He demanded that the State government give relief on VAT on fuel to provide some respite to the people of Sikkim.

Speaking on the ongoing State tour of the Chief Minister, he alleged that the speeches of the CM are full of lies and false announcements. After the failure of its policies and principles the SDF government has started the politics of announcements prior to elections, he added.

He also mentioned that the increase in the strength of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly to 40 is a direct violation of Article 371F.

Mr Basnet urged SDF and BJP to stop misleading people, and appealed to all opposition parties of the State to come together in the interest of Sikkim and its people.