Petrol price: Why celebrities are keeping mum?

Fuel prices in India scaled new levels in the last few days, burning holes in the pockets of citizens. Over the last two or three years, Indian consumers have hopelessly watched fuel prices rising in an inverse proportion to the movement in crude prices in international markets.

People expressed their displeasure over the petrol hike in social media and tweeted bitter words against the then Congress-led UPA government before 2014.

Now among the celebrities, it seems like opinions are matters only if it’s in praise of the politicians and government. While petrol prices are scaling new heights, most of them are following silence and deletion options.

But twitterattis are active in trolling them by dug out old tweets of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and other celebrities and asked why they are silent on petrol price hike now.

Not only the celebrities have they gone silent, but they are erasing their past posts too.

“Guys, I think it’s time to clean up your bicycles and hit the road! As per sources, expecting another petrol price hike.” Akshay Kumar who is known to voice his opinion on many issues tweeted in 2012 after fuel prices hit the roof.

The star has deleted his old tweet. Why the actor decided to delete the tweet is best known to him.

Akshay Kumar wasn’t the only Bollywood actor who has become mum on the fuel price hike. Many Twitterattis shared screenshots of previous tweets by actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher and questioned their silence.

Here are the old tweets of celebrities on petrol hike:-

Salman Khan#Don’t worry abt petrol, sending u a pic of gobar all u hv to do vit it is make gas. N v hv gobargas http://twitpic.com/1no7hh (6:22 PM – May 14, 2010)

Narendra Modi#Massive hike in #petrol prices is a prime example of the failure of Congress-led UPA. This will put a burden of hundreds of crores on Guj. (8:24 PM – May 23, 2012)

Amitabh Bachchan#T 753 -Petrol up Rs 7.5 : Pump attendent – ‘Kitne ka daloon ?’ ! Mumbaikar – ‘2-4 rupye ka car ke upar spray kar de bhai, jalana hai !!’ (7:04 AM – May 24, 2012)

Smriti Z Irani#Petrol price hiked yet again. Aam Aadmi ki UPA sarkar now only works for khaas tel companies!! (8:42 PM – Nov 3, 2011)

Whether the comments of celebrities are relevant to the issue or not is a subjective matter. But Akshay Kumar’s silence and his deletion of the Tweet has certainly not gone down well with Twitter users.

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