The Narendra Modi government today increased the railway ticket prices by nearly 14% just ahead of the annual budget which is to be declared in the Lok Sabha early next month.
Ironically, in 2012 when Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat the UPA government has similarly increased railway prices. The former Gujarat Chief Minister had written a letter to the then Prime Minister asking him to withdraw the railway hike immediately.
This letter has now gone viral on social media with everyone questioning this move by the government.In the letter, Narendra Modi asks Manmohan Singh,“Was the Central Government waiting for the results of the elections to five State Assemblies to impose an anti-people and anti-farmer policy?”
Just before Rail Budget UPA has suddenly increased railway freight rates bypassing Parliament. Wrote to PM against this http://t.co/Dr9s4vob
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 7, 2012