New Delhi : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Union government over price rise and economic situation. The Congress leader shared clippings of reports on fuel price hike and rise in prices of essential medicines, and attacked the BJP government. “The king is preparing his palace, people are bearing the brunt of rising prices,” he wrote on his official twitter handle. In another post, he said, “Did you get Covid patients treated for free? no. Did the poor and workers get minimum wages? No. Did they save small industry from sinking? No… The PM does not care”. The Congress leader shared news reports on suicide among Indians who lost their jobs and income during the pandemic, and another one saying only 12 per cent hospitalised Covid patients got free treatment under Ayushman Bharat- PMJAY scheme. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 80 paise a litre for the fourth time in five days.