Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday was quick to dare Prime Minister Narendra Modi on fuel prices as soon as the latter accepted the challenge from cricket star Virat Kohli on entirely different pitch.
Rahul Gandhi went ahead and asked PM Modi to ensure reduction of spiralling fuel prices in the country or face a nationwide stir by his party.
“Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so. I look forward to your response,” Gandhi wrote on Twitter using the hashtag ‘FuelChallenge’.
After Rahul Gandhi, even Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala took a dig at Modi for his silence on the rising fuel prices even as it is one of the most prominent issues of the country right now.
“Modiji is ‘Maun’ as fuel prices increase for 11th day in a row. His Union Minister threatens – if fuel prices fall, so will welfare spending. Will PM Modi accept the Nation’s challenge to utilise the 10 lakh crore looted through central excise in 4 years to reduce fuel prices? “Dear PM, Please accept the #FitnessChallenge to Restore the economic fitness of common man by reducing the runaway prices of Petrol/Diesel as you fleeced Rs 10 lakh crore in 4 years by raising excise 11 times,” he said in a series of tweets.