After PM Modi accepts fitness challenge, Rahul Gandhi throws another at him: 'Reduce fuel prices or face nationwide agitation'

May 24:Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted the fitness challenge by cricketer Virat Kohli, Congress president Rahul Gandhi grabbed the opportunity to throw another challenge at him. He said the PM should either cut down fuel prices or be ready to face a nationwide agitation by the Congress.
In a tweet addressed to the PM, the Congress president said: "Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here's one from me. Reduce Fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so." He added he is looking forward to his response.
Earlier, Kohli had shared a fitness video of himself and extended a fitness challenge to PM Modi, who tweeted that he will soon upload his fitness video. "Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon," the PM wrote.
Modi's response came as petrol and diesel rates continue to touch new highs. On Thursday, petrol price touched Rs 85.29 per litre in Mumbai, while in Delhi the price inched higher to a new record of Rs 77.47 per litre. Similarly, the diesel rates have also touched a high of Rs 68.53 and Rs 72.96 per litre in Delhi and Mumbai, respectively.
Amid mounting pressure from the Opposition parties on the relentless fuel price hike, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said subsidising petrol and diesel to bring down their rising retail prices will take money away from social welfare schemes of the government and that increase in oil prices is "unavoidable" since India is now linked to the global economy. "This is an unavoidable, economic situation. It is directly linked to the global economy. If we have to sell it (petrol/diesel) cheap, it means we will have to buy it at higher prices and subsidise it here," Gadkari told. Agencies
Source: Agencies


  
  

Comments


No comments yet! Be the first one to leave a comment.


Add Comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:

More India News


J&K: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath ..


Amit Shah meets SAD brass: 'There's no conflict between us,' says Sukh ..

- Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi court summons Shashi Tharoor on July 7
- No bids for Air India so far, govt will not extend May 31 deadline
- Nipah virus claims one more life in Kerala, death toll rises to 12
- India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise
- Ajit Doval hasn't changed policy, just more hardline, says ISI ex-chief General
- Fuel prices hit the roof in India
- Three coaches of Andhra Pradesh Express catch fire in Gwalior
- Once again, Supreme Court Collegium stalls on Justice KM Joseph's name
- Once again, Supreme Court Collegium stalls on Justice KM Joseph's name
- Food processing industry in state facing several challenges, says Punjab Agricul
- PM Modi rode to power on promise of reducing fuel prices, why is he unable to cu
- Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed in encounter with security forces; civ
- Choose between development and communalism, Siddaramaiah tells Badami voters
- Jharkhand rape-murder case: 14 arrested, including prime accused
- If 10% of the Indians curious to know the truth
- SC terms killing of Himachal officer 'extremely serious', may take up case tomor
- Karnataka's milk subsidy: Win-win for kisans and kids
- Madhya Pradesh police recruitment: Medical examinations of men and women in same
- In 5 years, 46% hike in base: Tax net widens as individuals fuel the surge
- Modi avoided critical issues during 'casual' China visit: Sena

Related News

Left parties blame Modi for fuel price hike, stage protest
Visakhapatnam: Members of Left parties staged protests demanding the Union government to roll back the hiked fuel prices in the ci .. read more
After excise duty cut, Centre wants states to slash VAT by 5 per cent on fuel
Oct 4:A day after the Centre decided to slash excie duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on We .. read more
Modi on Rahul Gandhi 'PM in 2019' remark: Will India accept someone arrogant, immature?
May 9:Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi over his prime ministerial ambitions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without naming the Congre .. read more
Rahul Gandhi's direct attack on PM Narendra Modi is a low-risk, smart political strategy
Dec 14:?Rahul Gandhi has brought Armageddon to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's door. After having threatened an "earth-shattering .. read more
Nirav Modi case: Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi's silence on PNB scam speaks of his loyalties
Feb 19:Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday continued to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the 11,400- .. read more

More Related News

- PM Modi rode to power on promise of reducing fuel prices, why is he unable to curtail them, asks Rahul Gandhi
- Congress works hold celebrations at Gandhi Bhavan
- Rahul Gandhi's padayatra will help farmers: Congress
- Gujarat poll results indicate Congress resurgent in India: Uttam
- Rahul Gandhi returns to Delhi after nearly two-month-long sabbatical
- TPCC releases DVDs of Rahul Gandhi's select speeches
- Uttam meets Rahul to discuss organisational polls
- 'Vehicle owners not starving, can afford to pay': Union minister K J Alphons justifies fuel price hike
- BJP used money to steal Goa, Manipur mandates: Rahul Gandhi
- Petrol and diesel up by Rs 3.96 and Rs 2.37 respectively

More Latest News:

- Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs
- Nicaraguans flood migration offices in bid to flee crisis
- Parts of missiles fired at Saudi Arabia came from Iran - UN chief
- J&K: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath Singh
- Amit Shah meets SAD brass: 'There's no conflict between us,' says Sukhbir Singh Badal
- Dubai-based Indian threatens to kill Kerala CM, loses job
- MHA sets up panel to look into 'racial discrimination' faced by Northeastern people
- Telangana DGP launches crackdown on corruption in police force
- Home loans may get costlier post RBI repo rate hike
- TS likely to include farm labourers in insurance scheme
- Telangana far from 'real AIIMS'
- Property tax collected from elderly couple's pension
- Top cop is using WhatsApp to its hilt
- Talasani reviews arrangements for Fish Medicine on June 8
- Wasim Akram sends notice to Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan over 'salacious content' in book
- FIFA World Cup 2018: In Peru, the streets sing only one name - Paolo Guerrero
- Ajinkya Rahane 'one of the finest' overseas players, says Virat Kohli ahead of England tour
- A Diabetic's Guide To Eating Rice; Here's How You Can Cook Starch-Free Rice
- Calories In Mango Shake: Are You Drinking Too Much Of The Sweet Drink?
- IIFA 2018: Anupam Kher to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
- Sanju poster: Dia Mirza looks perfect as Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata
- Saudi Arabia, UAE boost cooperation as multiple joint projects announced
- Trump welcomes Arab ambassadors to his first White House iftar
- World failing Yazidi women forced into sex slavery
- Army will not stop if provoked by Pakistan: Nirmala Sitharaman on ceasefire pact
This page was created in 0.0397300720215 seconds