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Rising prices of petrol, diesel making life difficult for common man: Manmohan Singh

By Ritika Nath -- March 26, 2021 5:03 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Fuel price hike: Ahead of Assam Assembly elections 2021, the former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, in video message to Assam, on Friday slammed the Central government over the rising prices of petrol and diesel in India.

In a video message to Assam, Manmohan Singh said that the rising prices of petrol, diesel, gas are making life difficult for a common man as poor are becoming poorer.

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Fuel price hike: Ahead of Assam Assembly elections 2021, Dr Manmohan Singh, in video message to Assam, raise issue of prices of petrol and diesel.

Furthermore, Singh said that one must vote for a government upholding constitution and democratic principles.

Assam is being divided on religious, cultural and linguistic basis, said ex-PM Manmohan Singh.

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Fuel price hike: Ahead of Assam Assembly elections 2021, Dr Manmohan Singh, in video message to Assam, raise issue of prices of petrol and diesel.

Manmohan Singh was a Rajya Sabha member from Assam from 1991 to 2019. Later, he was elected to the upper house of parliament from Rajasthan.

Fuel price hike: Ahead of Assam Assembly elections 2021, Dr Manmohan Singh, in video message to Assam, raise issue of prices of petrol and diesel.

He said that Assam has been his second home for many years. Assamese enabled him to serve the country as Finance Minister of India for 5 years and as Prime Minister for 10 years, he said, adding that the time has come again for you to cast your ballot ahead of Assam Assembly elections 2021. You must vote wisely, he urged.

Meanwhile, he said that the people of Assam had gone through terrible suffering for a long period of time. He further said that lakhs of people had lost their livelihoods while youth has been desperate for decent jobs, and then the fuel price hike. The poor are becoming poorer and COVID-19 is making it much worse, he said.

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