What PM Modi said on UPA’s fuel price hike before 2014

NEW DELHI: Old videos of PM Modi criticising the UPA government for the price hike in petrol and diesel has come back to haunt the ruling BJP government.

One such video of the then Gujarat Chief Minister Modi blaming UPA govt for the skyrocketing fuel price hike is doing rounds on social media platforms.

He also took to his official Twitter account and termed the step as a failure of the Congress-led UPA government for rising transport fuel prices.

“Massive hike in petrol prices is a prime example of the failure of Congress-led UPA government. This would put a burden of hundreds of crores on Gujarat,” Modi, wrote on his Twitter account.

Domestic fuel prices in the country have been going up almost daily since August 1. It continued their northward push on Tuesday, breached the psychological barrier of Rs 90 and touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani – the steepest ever hike across the country.

Similarly, diesel prices rose in Delhi and Kolkata while it climbed to Rs 77.13 and Rs 77.47 per liter in Chennai and Mumbai respectively.