Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday threatened Bollywood celebrities, together with superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, and questioned their silence over rising petrol costs throughout the nation.
Patole threatened that these Bollywood celebrities, who had tweeted about excessive gas costs through the Congress-led UPA regime, had been quiet now. Stars comparable to Bachchan and Kumar had tweeted when the worth of petrol rose to Rs 70 per litre, Patole mentioned whereas addressing a press convention right here.
“However now the worth is sort of Rs 100 per litre. Why are they quiet? Do not they’ve the braveness to talk towards the dictatorial Narendra Modi authorities,” Patole, who had had a quick stint with the BJP earlier than returning to the Congress social gathering, mentioned.
“The UPA authorities functioned democratically, therefore they may criticise it,” he additional mentioned.
Attacking these Bollywood stars, Patole requested, “Are you beneath Modi govt’s strain? Those that do not converse up for individuals who purchase tickets to look at them, their films will not be watched in Maharashtra nor will capturing happen. This is not a menace. It is about democracy and also you’re public idols and maintain accountability.’’
Are you beneath Modi govt’s strain? Those that do not converse up for individuals who purchase tickets to look at them, their films will not be watched in Maharashtra nor will capturing happen. This is not a menace. It is about democracy & you are public idols and maintain accountability: Nana Patole https://t.co/SefqdyeHqW
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2021
Gasoline costs must be decreased to provide reduction to the frequent folks, he added. Apart from excessive petrol and diesel costs, the worth of LPG cylinder too has gone as much as Rs 800, Patole famous.
“Because of the coronavirus pandemic, individuals are going through plenty of hardship. Since worldwide crude costs have come down, petrol ought to have price Rs 35 per litre and diesel Rs 25 per litre,” he mentioned.
Patole warned that the state Congress will launch a protest if the gas value hike will not be rolled again, he warned.