As petrol prices continue to rise day by day, people continue to express their views and criticisms against the Government through social media.
In this context, Netizens have been going viral with tweets posted by Indian celebrities and members of the current ruling BJP party condemning the petrol price hike in 2010-2012. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and other celebrities have posted on Twitter.
With petrol prices touching Rs 100 in Maharashtra and Rajasthan today, a Twitter user posted a photo today of Amitabh Bachchan tweeting condemnation of petrol price hike in 2012 and asking him to comment on it.
Actor Akshay Kumar petrol price impression in 2012, posting that it was time for all of us to clean and repair the bicycle. But, then it was removed.
Also, in 2010 actor Salman Khan on his Twitter page was sending a photo of cow dung to everyone, parodying that instead petrol it can be made into natural gas.
Also, below are the tweets posted by Bollywood actor Anupam Kher and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on their Twitter page for the petrol price hike.
It is noteworthy that the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2012, had posted that the increase in petrol prices would greatly affect Gujarat.
In 2012, the price of crude oil was approximately $54 and the price of petrol was $67. After this, petrol prices in India went up while international crude oil prices went up. Today the price of crude oil is approximately $63 and the price of petrol varies from 91 to 100 rupees. Despite the price drop in crude oil in the last 5 years, India has been raising taxes without lowering petrol and diesel prices.
People who condemned the petrol hike during the last regime are now getting teased by the people on social media by keeping the tweet of what they posted on the day.