To reiterate, Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Imran Khan boasted about the “discounted oil” from Russia that his government used to lower fuel prices, saying that India’s “independent foreign policy” did the same thing.
As a result of skyrocketing fuel costs and accompanying spikes in inflation, the Indian government reduced excise duties on both gasoline and diesel by a record Rs 8 per litre on Saturday.
It also decided to provide “Ujwala Yojana” beneficiaries with a subsidy of Rs 200 per cylinder for a total of 12 cylinders in a year.
According to the South Asia Index, the Indian government has reduced the price of gasoline by 9.5 rupees per litre after purchasing discounted oil from Russia. Seven rupees per liter were taken off the cost of diesel.
Even though India was part of the Quad, it was still under pressure from the U.S. and bought discounted Russian oil in order to help the people.”
“This is what our government was trying to accomplish with the help of a separate foreign policy,” says the author.
India, the world’s third-largest oil consumer and importer, has recently purchased a few Russian cargoes at steep discounts as part of its efforts to diversify its imports.
Despite the surprise of opposition parties, this is not the first time Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has lavished praise on India.
He later tweeted: “Pakistan’s interest was supreme, but unfortunately the local mir Jafar and mir Sadiqs bowed to external pressure, causing a regime change and are now running around like a headless chicken with the economy in a tailspin,”
Khan frequently refers to his political adversaries as Mir Jafars and Mir Sadiqs, two historical figures who betrayed their masters and aided the British.