Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy took a dig at India’s fuel prices a day after the Union Budget 2021.
Expressing displeasure on fuel prices, the MP compared prices in India with that of Nepal and Sri Lanka while invoking characters from Ramayan.
He tweeted, “Petrol Rs 93 in Ram’s India, Rs 53 in Sita’s Nepal and Rs 51 in Ravan’s Lanka.”
India’s petro-diesel prices are among the highest in the world. In Delhi and Mumbai, the petrol prices are at Rs 86.30 and Rs 92.86 per litre respectively. Meanwhile, Diesel is at Rs 76.48 per litre in the national capital and Rs 83.30 per litre in Mumbai.
The 3-hour old tweet by Swamy already has around 50,000 reactions and over 2,800 comments. It has also been retweeted more than 15,000 times.