Did Annamalai talk about petrol being cheaper in Gujarat than in Saudi Arabia?
Cheaper in Gujarat than in Saudi. Petrol prices are lower in BJP-ruled states than in Saudi Arabia. Tamil Nadu government also should reduce prices to such an extent – Tamil Nadu BJP leader Ku.Annamalai in the assembly siege protest
The Tamil Nadu BJP staged a protest in Chennai Fort demanding the government reduce petrol and diesel prices. A news card of the Thanthi TV channel went viral that BJP leader Annamalai had said that petrol prices were lower in Gujarat than in Saudi Arabia during the protest.
Also, it is posted on social media the comparison of the price of petrol in Saudi Arabia with the price of petrol in the state of Gujarat.
What is the truth?
A live video of the siege protest by the BJP in Chennai has been posted on the Tamil Nadu BJP’s Facebook page. Annamalai, who said that the Tamil Nadu government should reduce taxes on petrol and diesel like the Union government, did not compare Gujarat with Saudi Arabia’s petrol prices.
Searching for a news card that went viral, the Thanthi TV channel did not post such a news card. “The BJP is trying to march towards the Chennai fort. They requested the Government of Tamil Nadu to reduce petrol and diesel prices. Tamil Nadu BJP leader Annamalai led the rally”, is mentioned on the original news card.
When contacted Nirmal Kumar, IT Head of the Tamil Nadu BJP, he replied, “This is a fake news card.”
The news card that says petrol prices are lower in BJP-ruled states than in Saudi Arabia by the BJP leader Annamalai and also he has spoken that the Tamil Nadu government should reduce prices to such an extent is false.