"Ab ki bar Double Speak Sarkar.... Modi wrote a letter to PM in 2012 on the Rail fare hike ! ACHHE DIN AA GAYE !," Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said on Twitter. (Agencies)
His tweet also gave a link to Modi's Twitter account on which he had said on March 7, 2012 "Just before Rail Budget UPA has suddenly increased railway freight rates bypassing Parliament. Wrote to PM against this..."
Seeking immediate rollback of the rail hike, AICC Communication Department incharge Ajay Maken said the "gift" by Modi government is putting an additional burden on the shoulders of the middle-class, lower-middle class and the poor.
Terming it as the "biggest hike in history", Maken also took potshots at Modi's campaign slogan of "good days are going to come".
Maken also read out a portion of the letter Modi had written to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
In the letter Modi had said, "The decision also reflects huge communication gap between the Ministries of Railway, Energy, Coal and Environment. This is despite the Prime Minister constituting a high level committee for coordination."
Latching on to it, Maken asked "I want to ask if this lack of coordination that he wrote about is still there? While in opposition, he said something else and now in power he is doing the opposite".
In a pre-budget move, Railways had on Friday effected a steep across-the-board hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares in all classes and a 6.5 percent increase in freight rates.
Party spokesperson Shashi Tharoor also said on Twitter that someone needs to remind the Prime Minister.
Giving a link to a report based on his letter, Tharoor said,"someone needs to remind PM @narendramodi of these views of CM Narendra Modi."
Modi was then Chief Minister of Gujarat, when he had written the letter to the then Prime Minister.
"Ab ki bar Double Speak Sarkar.... Modi wrote a letter to PM in 2012 on the Rail fare hike ! ACHHE DIN AA GAYE !," Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said on Twitter.