File image of Akshay Kumar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The current surge in petrol prices across the country has drawn the ruling government a lot of flak. Interestingly, celebrities who are known to be vocal about trending topics on their social media platforms have not reacted the increase in petrol prices.
Akshay Kumar, who has off late been picking up films that talk about real issues, has also kept mum on the rise in petrol prices. The actor, in a bid to balance it out perhaps, has gone ahead and deleted his tweets from 2012. The actor, back then, criticising the UPA government, had tweeted condemning the increase in price rise.
The tweet that the actor deleted read, "Guys, I think it’s time to clean up your bicycles and hit the road! As per sources, expecting another petrol price hike."
But Akshay kept the other tweets that he had tweeted around the same time about the same issue.
When I saw Rs. 62 trending, I thought it must be either the reduced petrol price or some new scam of Rs. 62 crores but… http://t.co/tJBnnZwG— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 15, 2012
Couldn't even get to my house at nite for all of Mumbai was queuing up for #petrol before the prices rocketed again.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 16, 2011
A Twitter user pointed out that not just Akshay Kumar but even celebrities like Vivek Agnihotri, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher had criticised the then ruling government for the increase in petrol prices.
The price of petrol and diesel in the Modi government is skyrocketing, inflation is at its peak level,— संजीव शर्मा (@SanjeevINC) May 22, 2018
Before 2014, Amitabh, Ashok Pandit, Vivek Agnihotri, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher, who oppose rising prices of petrol and diesel, why silent? #FuelLootBySuitBoot @IYC pic.twitter.com/aL6CyLmvYz
Interestingly, these said stars have not reacted to the current rise in petrol prices. In fact, barring a few actors, most have kept mum on the recent hike. Actor Farhan Akhtar did tweet about the hike as he wrote:
₹84 per litre mubarak to you and your loved ones.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 23, 2018
Actual cost I believe is ₹31, based on info i could find online (do correct me if I’m wrong, happy to learn) .. the rest are central & state taxes, cess & commissions. Just so you know that the price can be brought down.
Petrol costs on Wednesday morning were registered at Rs 77.17 a litre in Delhi, Rs 84.99 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 79.83 in Kolkata, and Rs 80.11 per litre in Chennai.