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Modi government filling pockets of friends for free: Rahul Gandhi over rising fuel prices

Launching a scathing attack on the Modi government over increasing fuel prices, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Centre is busy filling the pockets of its friends for free by emptying the pockets of the common man.

While accusing the BJP-led Central government of looting people by imposing high taxes on petrol and diesel, Rahul Gandhi demanded its rollback to provide relief to the common man from the onslaught of rising prices.

"When you see the fast moving meter while filling fuel in your car at the petrol pump, do remember that the crude oil rates have not risen but fallen," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

"Petrol is at Rs 100 a litre. The Modi government is doing the great work of emptying your pockets and filling the pockets of its friends," the Congress leader tweeted.