The Aam Aadmi Party Mumbai has held a protest against rising fuel prices in Mumbai and across India in Bandra West. The point they are making is that the increase in fuel prices have had a spillover effect on all essentials such as food grains, oils, vegetables, etc. The party has condemned both the state and federal governments for the price rise.
In a press release, the party said: "The Aam Aadmi today has found it difficult to survive as fuel prices not only affect transport, but also the prices of essential goods and services. All prices in the economy are rising by the minute, and it is going to be the most expensive festive season for the people of Mumbai - whose back has already been broken by the pandemic.”
"The State and the Centre are both responsible for this, as both keep increasing their taxes on fuel. If the State and the Central Govt. made a conscious decision to reduce taxes by 25 percent each, the prices would be rational. The rising prices are a consequence of the government's abject failure to cushion the impact of rising fuel costs being borne by common citizens." said Sumitra Shrivastav, AAP Mumbai Working President.
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