Over Petrol Price Rahul Gandhi calls PM and Fin Min Genius

Over Petrol Price Rahul Gandhi calls PM and Fin Min Genius

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a sharp jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the recent hike in petrol and diesel prices despite a major global oil prices crash. Mr Gandhi said his advice to pass on the benefits of global price slump to the masses was ignored.

"Just 3 days ago I had requested PMO India to pass on the benefit of the global oil price crash to Indian consumers, by slashing the prices of petrol and diesel in India. Instead of heeding this advice, our genius has gone and hiked excise duty on fuel!" Mr Gandhi tweeted on Sunday.

In his tweet he also attached a video in which Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is seen allegedly avoiding a reporter's question over the global oil prices crash.