CPI(M) urges Centre to reduce prices of petroleum products

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Chennai, Nov 21 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today urged the Centre to reduce the prices of petroleum products as the prices of crude in the international market had come down.

In a statement here, CPI(M) State unit Secretary N Varadarajan said the Centre had hiked the prices of petrol and diesel following rise in prices of crude in the international market.

Now the prices of crude have come down to below 50 dollars per barrel, the Centre, in all fairness, should bring down the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, he said.

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