BJP should offer coupons to buy petrol, instead free tickets to 'The Kashmir Files’

Holding BJP responsible for the price rise, he said that the BJP leaders should stop giving free tickets to people to watch Kashmir Files. Instead, they should give coupons so that people can buy petrol at some concessional rate.

BJP should offer coupons to buy petrol, instead free tickets to 'The Kashmir Files’
The Kashmir Files poster

New Delhi: At the time when the BJP leaders and ministers are promoting 'The Kashmir Files' movie and some even are distributing tickets for free, a Minister in Rajasthan has appealed to the Modi government to distribute free coupons to people to buy petrol and diesel instead of giving tickets to watch the film.

The statement of Minister Pratap Kachariya has come when the prices of petrol have been hiked by the petroleum companies by nearly Rs. 5 in the last nine days.

Holding BJP responsible for the price rise, he said that the BJP leaders should stop giving free tickets to people to watch Kashmir Files. Instead, they should give coupons so that people can buy petrol at some concessional rate.

The Minister said that the BJP which held back the hike in prices of fuel as they were facing assembly polls, has now given free hand to petroleum companies to hike the prices as per their whims and fancies.

"After the assembly elections, the BJP increased petrol and diesel prices. In my view, the members of BJP are the Bhakrta of Ravan and not Lord Ram”, he remarked. He said that the BJP leaders should distribute coupons for petrol, diesel just as their ministers distributed movie tickets for 'The Kashmir Files'.".

The price of petrol and diesel, which is revised daily in India, remained unchanged for more than four months in the run-up to the state Assembly elections in five states which concluded in March. However, since last Tuesday, the rates have been hiked seven times.


In his jibe at the BJP, Rajasthan minister Pratap Khachariyawas suggested the party give out coupons for free fuel the way tickets for the film The Kashmir Files were handed out.

After the release of the film, BJP leaders across the country booked out entire theatres, offered free tickets and organised free screenings to encourage people to watch the film. In one instance, director Vivek Agnihotri reacted to a BJP leader's free screening initiative in Haryana and called it a "criminal offence".