LUCKNOW — Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday took a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari for saying that 95 per cent people do not need petrol, and said ‘the truth is that those people do not need the BJP’.
Upendra Tiwari defending the continuing increase in fuel prices had said that prices of petrol and diesel were not increased much considering per capita income and added that 95 per cent people do not need the petrol.
“Today, there are just a handful of people who travel in four-wheel vehicles and use petrol. At present, 95 per cent people do not need petrol,” the minister told reporters at a function in Jalaun district on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter, Akhilesh Yadav said, “The BJP minister said that expensive petrol does not bother the general public because 95 per cent of the people do not need petrol. Now, even the minister will not need it as the people will soon put him out of power. The truth is that 95 per cent of the people do not need the BJP.”
The SP president also asked, “Does Thar need diesel?”
The obvious reference was to the recent Lakhimpur Kheri incident where four farmers were allegedly mowed down by a jeep (Mahindra Thar) owned by Union Minister Ajay Misra. — IANS