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Govt. using money from fuel hike to bail out businessmen, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives to address a press conference at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, June 13, 2018

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives to address a press conference at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, June 13, 2018   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe

The Congress President said the party is looking to connect to all parties who are standing against the BJP

Reiterating that the Narendra Modi -led Central government is working for rich businessmen, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the extra money collected from the fuel hike is being used to give bail-out packages to them.

"During the Manmohan Singh government, crude oil prices had touched $140 per barrel, which resulted in an overall rise in fuel prices the world over. Today, however, the fuel prices are $70 per barrel. The extra money is being used to bail out select businessmen," said Mr. Gandhi at a press conference held at MCA in Bandra-Kurla complex.

However, he entertained only one question and abruptly ended the interaction in less than three minutes.

Earlier, replying to a question about a grand alliance against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the prime-ministerial face of the opposition, Mr. Gandhi did not answer in clear terms.

"The grand alliance is to oppose BJP, RSS and Modi who are encroaching upon the constitution and various institutions. Congress is looking to connect to all parties who are standing against this," he said.

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