Panaji : Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Amit Patkar has compared state law and judiciary minister Nilesh Cabral to French Queen Marie Antoinette when she asked people to buy e-vehicles instead of complaining about rising fuel prices. .

He said, “It reminds us of a French monarch who tells people ‘If you can’t eat bread, eat cake’. BJP ministers are telling the same thing to the Goans. This attitude comes from the arrogance of power,” he said.

On Wednesday Cabral had said: “So, we have to make a change in ourselves. I would recommend people to buy electric vehicles and start moving in them so that you can save money and also save the environment. He says that the prices have increased. And yet they buy petrol. They should be in a position to buy (e)-bikes,” Cabral told the media at the BJP’s state headquarters in Panaji.

Accusing the BJP government of failing to fulfill its primary duty of controlling prices, Patkar said: “It is pouring salt on the wounds of those whose household budget is out of gear with such a rise in fuel prices. are gone.

“The BJP government seems to have abandoned its primary duty of controlling prices. The rise in petrol prices has a spiraling effect on the prices of other essential commodities. Congress party condemns this insensitive and irresponsible statement of BJP minister.

After the recent hike in fuel prices, the price of petrol in Goa is Rs 106 per litre.