1 paisa fuel price cut childish and in poor taste, says Rahul

Congress president asks Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether the 1 paisa fuel price cut was his idea of a prank.Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if the one paisa reduction in fuel prices was “his idea of a prank” and described the move as “childish and in poor taste.”
Mr. Gandhi, who is out of the country for his mother Sonia Gandhi’s annual health check-up, took to Twitter to target the Prime Minister who, too, is on a five-day tour of three nations — Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.“Dear PM, You’ve cut the price of Petrol and Diesel today by 1 paisa. ONE paisa!?? If this is your idea of a prank, it’s childish and in poor taste. P.S. A ONE paisa cut is not a suitable response to the #FuelChallenge I threw you last week,” tweeted Mr. Gandhi moments after oil marketing companies “clarified” that the cut in fuel prices was not 60 paise to a litre but one paisa.
Newly appointed officer-bearers of the Congress’ youth wing took out a protest march to the Parliament Street while the party asked the government to give an account of how it had spent the ? 10 lakh crore windfall gain to the government from taxes on petroleum products.“This is a poor joke on the people, even especially when the Modi government has spent over ? 4,000 crore just on publicity,” said Congress spokesperson R.P.N. Singh, who has been a junior Petroleum Minister.National secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and Rajya Sabha MP D. Raja called the cut in fuel prices a mockery of people’s sentiments.