Shiv Sena has attacked the Modi government regarding the skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel. Maharashtra’s ruling party Shiv Sena said that instead of collecting donations for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the government should take steps to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel in the country so that the general public can get relief.
Shiv Sena questioned the silence of Bollywood actors on the rising fuel prices. Shiv Sena said in an editorial in the mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ that reduction in prices of petrol and diesel will ensure that Lord Ram’s devotees get food. Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has been formed to look after the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. A campaign to collect funds for the construction of the temple is going on.
Ram devotees will also be happy due to lower fuel prices
Shiv Sena said that it is the responsibility of the government to control the price of essential commodities. Instead of collecting donations for the construction of Ram temple, bring down the prices of petrol and diesel. So that the Ram devotees will get food from it and Lord Ram will also be happy with it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be blaming previous governments for the current increase in fuel prices.
PM Modi blamed previous governments
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that in the financial year 2019-20, India imported 85 percent of its oil needs while 53 percent of the gas needs were imported. Shiv Sena said that previous governments set up PSUs like Indian Oil, ONGC and Bharat Petroleum, but Modi is selling them and is now blaming the previous governments for the high fuel prices.
Questions on Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan’s silence
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said on Saturday that the central and state governments would have to work together to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel to a logical level. Actors like Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan expressed their opinion on the increased prices. But despite the price of petrol reaching Rs 100 per liter, now these stars are silent. These celebrities are keeping silence because they have been asked to remain so.
Said no more freedom to criticize
Shiv Sena claimed that it also means that before 2014, there was freedom to express and express their opinion. If someone criticized the policies of the government, he would not be put in jail under the sections relating to treason. Today we have lost the freedom to express our displeasure over the increase in petrol and diesel prices. So why unnecessarily blame Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan?
The Congress had recently targeted the actors in Maharashtra and asked why they were silent about the increased fuel prices. Congress state president Nana Patole had threatened to disrupt the performance of his films in Maharashtra.