Get Maths lessons: BJP faces Twitter backlash over confusing graphic on petrol, diesel prices

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As anger grows over record fuel prices, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting advice on social media to seek lessons in mathematics and graphic design after it posted a bar-chart graphic that showed fuel prices lower than in prior years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for not doing enough to cut fuel taxes that account for more than a third of retail petrol and diesel prices, which have soared to record highs this month.

Twitter users on Tuesday derided the BJP over the graphic, which showed the price of petrol in New Delhi, the capital, at 80.7 rupees a litre, while using an arrow showing a drop of 13 percent, rather than a rise, to compare it to a price of 71.4 rupees four years ago.

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