New Delhi: India’s ruling party BJP is currently facing a lot of flak for the fuel price hike and while the common man is criticising the move.
After a 19-day pre-Karnataka poll hiatus, the price of petrol was hiked recently by 17 paise a litre and diesel by 21 paise as PSU oil firms began passing on the spike witnessed in international rates to consumers. In Delhi, the price of petrol was hiked to Rs 74.80 per litre from Rs 74.63 while the rate of diesel was increased to Rs 66.14 a litre from Rs 65.93.
In a late night decision yesterday, Congress decided to hit the streets on fuel hike issue today. Delhi Youth Congress staged a protest march on Thursday from Youth Congress Office to Petroleum Ministry against, “historic highest price hike of Petrol & Diesel across India”.
Speaking to Ten News, Youth Congress Activists said, “Modi government has directly targeted to the common people who are mostly dependent on petroleum. we are living in a country where Rs 80+ p/litre is the fuel price. Modi Government continues to fleece Indians on fuel prices. Petrol price in Mumbai has crossed Rs 84/L. This is the highest ever price for petrol in India. When will Modi government hear the woes of the people.”