Maharashtra Congress president Bhai Jagtap has written letter to Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher for keeping mum to skyrocketing fuel prices. Jagtap sent a letter to the three asking them to say something on the fuel price exceeding Rs 100.
Jagtap stated that the same celebrities had earlier tweeted about the hike in fuel prices during the Congress-led UPA government. If they had anything to say now.
“They have tweeted over rising fuel prices in the past, which was fair. But this time when the prices have crossed Rs 100, why are they quiet and not asking anything?” Jagtap replied when asked about the letter.
“In 2012, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted about rising fuel prices. At that time the price of petrol was Rs 63 per liter. Then why is he not tweeting now?”, he added.
On Wednesday, Mumbai Congress workers, led by Jagtap Bhai, rallied outside the Metro Mall on Western Express Highway in Borivali against the rising fuel prices.
In Mumbai, where petrol prices crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark for the first time ever on Saturday (May 29), the fuel price remained at new high of Rs 100.72 per litre. Diesel price also continues to be at Rs 92.69 a litre, the highest among metros.