Thursday, December 9

UP Minister, Upendra justifies fuel price hike, says 95% of Indians don’t need petrol

The price of Petrol and Diesel have been increasing across the country in recent times, and as the price of petroleum products rise, so does the anxiety on the middle class. This is because it will also increase the price of daily necessities. 

But Uttar Pradesh states BJP government’s Minister Upendra Tiwari made a controversial statement in this regard. 

According to him, most people in the country do not need petrol. Because a very large number of people do not have four wheelers. 

Speaking to reporters at a function in Jalaun, in the western part of Indian state Uttar Pradesh, Tiwari said that “Only a handful of people use 4-wheelers and need petrol, 95% of people don’t need petrol, …over 100 cr vaccine doses were administered free of cost to people, …If you compare (fuel price) to per capita income, prices are very low now” 

He also added that the opposition had no issue to use as an allegations against the BJP government, so they are raising these kind of useless issues.

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The economists must be shocked by his statement and must be thinking that how  fuel price is getting linked to the per capita income. As the Per capita income or total income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area’s total income by its total population. Per capita income is national income divided by population size.

This was however a heated debate over his statement. Many condemned the BJP minister’s statement. 

Later, one of the India’s big political party named Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav opened his mouth. On Twitter, Upendra Tiwari was stabbed with sharp words. Akhilesh wrote, “The BJP minister of Uttar Pradesh thinks that the increase in petrol price has no effect on the common man. Because 95 percent of the people do not need petrol. This time the minister will also not  be requiring petrol anymore because the common people will overthrow him. The truth is that 95 percent of the people no longer want the BJP. ”

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