Athawale apologizes over fuel comments


Under flame for his explanations that the ascent in oil and diesel costs doesn’t trouble him as he is a minister, Ramdas Athawale Sunday lamented his comments and said he had no expectation of harming the assessments of the normal man.

In an announcement issued in Mumbai, Athawale, a BJP member and

the  union Minister of State and social justice, said he comprehends individuals are getting influenced by the rising fuel costs.

“I do comprehend the sentiments of individuals who are getting influenced by the rising fuel costs. I had no goal of harming the opinions of the regular man,” said the minister, who heads the Republican Party of India.

The Rajya Sabha member said he knows about the issues being looked by the normal man because of the heightening costs of petroleum and diesel and his gathering had in reality contradicted the expansion in fuel rates.

“I have originated from an extremely humble foundation. I am very much aware of the issues being looked by the basic man in this nation because of the rising costs of petroleum and diesel.

“My gathering has even contradicted the value scaling of fuel. I can’t be unconcerned towards the misfortunes of individuals. I have never under any circumstance hurt individuals’ sentiments,” he said.

Athawale made the questionable comments at a public interview at Jaipur Saturday.

I am not experiencing rising fuel costs as I am a minister,” he had stated, alluding to the stipends he gets.

“I may endure if I lose my minister post,” he had said.

Athawale was inquired as to whether he was by and by influenced by the rising fuel costs.

Nonetheless, at a similar press meet, the clergyman recognized that others are influenced more by the rising costs of oil and diesel


The cost of fuel can be lessened if the states cut the expense on it. The Middle is truly chipping away at the issue, he had said at the question and answer session.