Hike in Fuel prices is to compensate for Demonetisation failure: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

MNS chief Raj Thackeray said that the issue of petrol and diesel price hike is very important and serious as it affects commoners

Hike in Fuel prices is to compensate for Demonetisation failure: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday lashed out at the central government over petrol and diesel price hike saying that the constant increase in fuel prices is a cover-up for demonetisation failure.

Opposition parties across India protested against Modi government in a nationwide strike over fuel price hike. The Bharat Bandh was announced by Congress and joined by other opposition parties and the protest was found to be quite successful. However, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed that the nationwide strike was a failure.

Rubbishing Shiv Sena’s opinion and declaring the Bandh as a “success”, MNS chief said that Shiv Sena is clueless on this matter similar to a “dog”. Thackeray compared Shiv Sena to a “dog” saying that Shiv Sena does not hold any viewpoint in this matter and doesn’t have any clue regarding the same.  
Speaking at a press conference at his residence in Shivaji Park, the MNS chief further said that the issue of rising fuel prices is serious and important as the common public is suffering from the inflation. 

Earlier today, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that it is not in their (Central Government) hands to control the rising fuel prices. Reacting on the remarks made by the Union Minister, Thackeray said that if that is the case, why did the BJP protest against Congress-led UPA government over the same issue?

BJP leaders in power have no shame and they don’t think before speaking on such issues. The hike in petrol and diesel prices is to cover up the financial failures due to demonetisation,” MNS chief Raj Thackeray said while criticising BJP.

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Thackeray also congratulated his party workers for making the Bandh successful in Maharashtra and said that all the opposition parties should again come forward to protest against Modi government.

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