In her tweet in Hindi, she said "The BJP government promised that people wearing hawai chappal (slippers) will travel in airplanes. However, the BJP has increased the fuel prices so much that now it is more difficult for the middle class to travel by road."
Aviation fuel is priced at ₹79/Ltr. whereas petrol prices stand at ₹105.84/Ltr. Petrol prices have crossed the ₹100 mark in most places in the country while diesel prices have crossed the mark in over a dozen states and union territories.
Rahul Gandhi also took aim at the government, posting a news clipping saying petrol prices would be ₹66 and diesel ₹55 if taxes were not increased. He tweeted "Sabka vinash, mehengaai ka vikas (destruction of all, development of rising prices)."