Rs suffering from low fever diesel prices highest ever CM


first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the Centre for its set of “anti-people” steps that have led to the rupee crash to its lowest level with a steep hike in petrol and diesel prices.At the same time, she once again pointed out that how badly the country’s economy was hit due to the hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). In a tweet on Friday, the Chief Minister has stated: “Rupee suffering from low fever. Petrol and Diesel prices highest ever.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that with the increase in the crude prices, the rupee slumped at 71 against the US currency. At the same time, the petrol and diesel prices in Kolkata are Rs 81.44 and Rs 73.06 respectively on Friday. She further stated in her tweet that “Foreign Exchange Reserves have fallen by $21.84 billion between March end and August 3. Current Account Deficit is moving up towards 2.8 per cent of GDP.” Taking a dig at the Centre for its hasty decision to step into the GST regime, Banerjee further tweeted: “The unprepared bravado of launching GST has resulted in a massive loss to State revenues to the tune of Rs 48,178 crore during July 2017 – March 2018.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedStating the adverse effect of the hasty implementation of the GST, the Chief Minister further mentioned: “There are now charges of racketeering, black marketing and hawala, due to the makeshift filing of GST, without supporting invoices.” Raising concern over the present situation, she has stated in the tweet: “Very dangerous situation for the common people of India! Where are we heading to?????” It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had earlier tweeted raising concern about the rupee hitting a new low, stating that “small business will be further killed” after the demonetisation disaster. This comes at the time when the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several steps for the benefit of the people and around 8.59 crore are getting the benefits of the Khadya Sathi scheme under which rice is distributed at Rs 2 per kg. On Friday, the Chief Minister has also tweeted remembering the martyrs of 1959 Khadya Andolan. In the same tweet she has stated: “In Bangla, we provide food security to 90% (8.59 crore) of the state’s people through the Khadya Sathi scheme.” Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs of Khadya Andolan at Nabanna on Friday.last_img