'Economically anti-national' to force Indians to raise gasoline and diesel prices: Congress

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday said it is economically anti-national to force Indians from Rs 1.4 lakh crore by increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel, and urged the Center to share 75 percent of this revenue with the states so that people not burdened

The main spokesman for Congress said that when the entire country is battling the Covid-19 pandemic and its poor, including immigrants, merchants, and small businesses, they were practically penniless, the government Indians were dodging 130 Crore Indians by surpassing gasoline and diesel prices.

Lining wool to the people of India in this way is economically anti-national, he told reporters at a press conference via video conference.

Surjewala alleged that the way this recovery is carried out illegally and forcibly is inhuman, cruel and callous.

"The government should transfer 75 per cent of this money so collected through raise in taxes to states. This will ensure there is no further burden on people of India , by way of more taxes on petroleum products by states," he said.

He said the issue was discussed at a meeting of the top ministers of the states ruled by Congress with the party president. Sonia gandhi where everyone besides former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the leader of Congress Rahul Gandhi expressed deep concerns.