Take Yoga lessons, see petrol prices reduced: Tharoor mocks Centre

Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has slammed the Centre over the rising fuel prices with a cartoon.

“If you took yoga lessons from Baba Ramdev, you too could see petrol prices at 06 rupees a litre!” the Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted, along with a cartoon of Ramdev performing Shirshasana.

Fuel prices have recorded an upswing across India since 6 January, after staying unchanged for almost a month.

The increase comes amid a rally in global crude oil prices as countries carry out vaccination drives, and markets and businesses hope for a measure of pre-Covid normalcy.

Meanwhile, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala explained the taxation and pricing system of petrol and diesel and alleged that the central government had earned ₹20 lakh crore in the last six years. Sharing a price list on Twitter, he accused the Centre of ‘fuel loot’.


NT Bureau