In a Facebook post, the CPI(M) state secretary warns that people of the state will react, especially in Chengannur bye-election.

Petrol prices in Kerala highest in history Modi govt a world failure KodiyeriImage Courtesy: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan FB Page
news Politics Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 18:58

On the day that BJP suffered a huge setback as its leader BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka, the CPI(M) in Kerala lashed out against the Modi government for the rise in prices of petrol and diesel in the state. 

CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue, saying that the government led by him is a world failure.

"Even Modi won't have an iota of doubt about the fact that his government is a world failure. In Kerala, petrol and diesel have reached highest prices in history. Petrol price is  Rs 79.69 per litre and that of diesel is Rs 72.82," Kodiyeri said in a Facebook post.

Kodiyeri heaped criticism on Modi by sharing an old tweet of the latter, during the time of the UPA government. In the tweet, Modi had attacked the Congress-led UPA government for the petrol price rise. It said, "Massive hike in petrol prices is a prime example of the failure of Congress-led UPA. This will put a burden on hundreds of crores on Guj.”

By referring to the tweet, Kodiyeri asks that if things are like what Modi had said, then the BJP government is a world failure.

"During the time of Karnataka election, fuel prices were not hiked due to an agreement between the Union government and the oil companies. Soon after the election, the price was hiked as if the government was retaliating against the people. There was a steep rise in the price of petrol and diesel in the last five days - petrol price went up by 88 paise and diesel price by Rs 1.28 paise. Will the Prime Minister come up with an explanatory tweet on the hike," Kodiyeri questions. 

He also warned that the people of Kerala will react against this, especially in Chengannur bye-election.



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