"67 per cent of the people in the country do not have toilets, new homes have to be built and for all such things lakhs and crores of money is required and hence this money is raised by hiking the price of fuel" he said, while speaking to reporters at the state party headquarters here. "We are going to tax people who can afford to pay".
Meanwhile, a group of Youth Congress activists began a march to present eyeglasses to Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday at his residence but were stopped by police.
Alphons said, "Who buys petrol? Lot of people do not have a house". "Somebody who can afford to pay, has to pay", the Tourism Minister said. The money collected as taxes, goes for implementing welfare schemes for the poor, he said, adding this was to enable them have a dignified life. We are here for the welfare of the lowest in the downtrodden. "To make houses and toilets and to get electricity to every village... it is going to cost enormous amount of money". This is the problem with our Prime Minister that he is only an event manager and not a performer.
Deploring the statement of KJ Alphons, Congress leader and former petroleum minister Veerappa Moily said that his statement showed that the bureaucrats, who come to politics, have no understanding of people's problems. He doesn't know the reality; he just jumps from one event to another'.
Alphons was inducted into the Narendra Modi-led government in the cabinet reshuffle that took place on September 3.
In the past few days, Petrol and diesel prices have hit an all time high in 3 years in some cities in the country.
He said that with Kannanthanam's confession that the price hike of fuel was "deliberate", the dealing between the Central Government and corporates has become evident.
Mrs May said: "The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection". London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the British capital "will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism".
He has also been awarded with Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, for his leadership during the war. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi , defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three Service chiefs-Gen.
California's Democratic political leaders have positioned the nation's largest state as a foil to Trump and his administration. But Republicans warned their colleagues that the legislation was unsafe and unnecessary, making it harder to deport criminals.
The change in how those costs are funded would generate about $91.9 million for the state in 2018 and $189.7 million in 2019. Republicans say these changes reduce required contributions into the pension fund starting right away.
Paulinho's move to Barcelona may have been questioned by some, but he is quickly setting about silencing his critics. Barcelona lost Ousmane Dembele to a hamstring injury just 25 minutes into his full La Liga debut against Getafe .
WASP-12b was observed by the scientists because they were very keen to know the reason behind it being so dark as well as hot. Because of its orbit, temperatures on the day side of the planet are estimated to reach as high as 2811 K (2538 °C; 4600 °F).
The airline is moving the airline's holiday year from an April to March calendar year to a January to December one. These problems "severely reduced our on-time performance over the past two weeks to under 80 percent", he said.
She also expressed that voter identification laws, which she labeled "voter suppression", was also responsible for her loss. But when you're Hillary Clinton , you need to blame someone because as we all know her election loss is not her fault.
The series will see the likes of Virat Kohli - now the world's top ODI batsman take on world's top ODI bowler Josh Hazelwood. We all are aggressive in nature, both the teams. "We have got guys who can take on the role and performwell", Rohit said.
Can Trump produce immigration reform?
Trump said an agreement to allow the young immigrants to stay in the country would have to include "massive border security". Trump was quick to respond to their statement, as he tweeted September 14, "No deal was made last night on DACA".
New York City in Hurricane Jose's 'cone of uncertainty'
The exact track is still a bit in question, but the center of Jose is likely to pass less than 200 miles east of the Outer Banks. Jose is a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic generating 75 miles per hour sustained winds, barely hurricane strength.