IN PICTURES | Youth Congress workers in New Delhi protest against fuel price hike

Published: 26th May 2018 02:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2018 03:04 PM  

The Congress today hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the completion of its four years in power, accusing it of betraying the people of the country and not fulfilling the promises the ruling BJP had made to them. (IN PIC: Youth Congress workers protesting against the repeated rise in fuel prices as the Modi government marked its fourth year in power on Saturday, May 26, 2018, New Delhi./ Express Photo by Shekhar Yadav)
The Congress said today that the government should rollback the increase in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness', apparently referring to Union ministers and BJP leaders posting videos of their workouts on social media. (IN PIC: Youth Congress workers protesting against the repeated rise in fuel prices as the Modi government marked its fourth year in power on Saturday, May 26, 2018, New Delhi./ Express Photo by Shekhar Yadav)
Petrol and diesel prices were raised for the 11th day in succession until May 24 as state-owned oil firms decided to pass on the burden to consumers. (IN PIC: Youth Congress workers protesting against the repeated rise in fuel prices as the Modi government marked its fourth year in power on Saturday, May 26, 2018, New Delhi./ Express Photo by Shekhar Yadav)
Avinash Pande, AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan, said the increasing fuel prices have badly hit the common man but the government is doing nothing to address the issue. (IN PIC: Youth Congress workers protesting against the repeated rise in fuel prices as the Modi government marked its fourth year in power on Saturday, May 26, 2018, New Delhi./ Express Photo by Shekhar Yadav)
On 24th May, as Narendra Modi accepted an online fitness challenge from Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, Congress president Rahul Gandhi was quick to dare the prime minister for a 'fuel challenge', asking him to reduce the spiralling fuel prices in the country or face a nationwide stir by his party. (IN PIC: Youth Congress workers protesting against the repeated rise in fuel prices as the Modi government marked its fourth year in power on Saturday, May 26, 2018, New Delhi./ Express Photo by Shekhar Yadav)
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala also took a dig at Modi for remaining 'silent' on the rising fuel prices, and posed a 'challenge' to him to utilise the Rs 10 lakh crore 'looted' through central excise on petrol and diesel, for helping reduce the fuel prices and restore the 'economic fitness' of the common man. (IN PIC: Youth Congress workers protesting against the repeated rise in fuel prices as the Modi government marked its fourth year in power on Saturday, May 26, 2018, New Delhi./ Express Photo by Shekhar Yadav)
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