Fuel prices rise for 12th straight day, petrol at Rs 77.83 a litre in Delhi, Rs 85.65 in Mumbai: Fuel prices is continued to increase for the 12th straight day on Friday, with petrol and diesel prices going up high by around 32 and 18 paise, correspondingly.
on Friday, As per the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), the petrol, was being sold at Rs 77.83 per litre in Delhi, Rs 85.65 in Mumbai , Rs 80.47 in Kolkata, and Rs 80.80 in Chennai , while the diesel was being sold at Rs 68.75 in Delhi, Rs 73.2 in Mumbai, Rs 72.58 in Chennai and Rs 71.30 in Kolkata.
Domestic fuel prices are growing high because of the crude oil price in the international market is continuously rallying growing high. In addition, the rupee is weakening against the US dollar that has affected the rupee-dollar exchange rate, therefore this is putting further burden on the prices in the whole nation.
The Opposition parties are criticising the Centre for the hike that has been unabated since the conclusion of the Karnataka Assembly polls.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress President, took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday post he accepted an online fitness challenge posed by Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket captain.
On the Twitter, Rahul urged the respected Prime Minister Modi to take up the ‘fuel challenge’ to reduce the skyrocketing fuel prices.
“Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce Fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so. I look forward to your response.”
On the other hand, the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday told that the Centre would soon take quick measures to give some relief to the common people from using the rising fuel prices.