Where’s the promised ‘achhe din’, ask many.

Batman hitches ride with Superman as outrage builds over soaring fuel prices
Social Social Media Friday, September 15, 2017 - 18:40

Petrol and diesel prices in India are the highest in three years. Citizens are paying exorbitant prices for fuel despite crude prices going down.

The outrage isn’t just about the steep hike in recent month but also the amount of taxes the government has levied on fuel. While petrol does not come under GST, the Centre levies excise duty while VAT is imposed by states, which contributes to the variation in price.

Several took to Twitter to hit out at the BJP-led Union government for failing to control the spiralling price of fuel, while others wondered where were the ‘achhe din’ that was promised.  


Others called the high taxes on fuel a ‘loot’.  

There were users, however, who made a joke or two of the situation, at their own expense.

Memes such as these have also been doing the rounds on social media platforms such as WhatsApp.

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