New Delhi, Jan 7: The Government on Wednesday, Jan 7 said that it might reduce the petrol and diesel prices in the next two to three weeks. "We will try to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel in the next 2-3 weeks," Petroleum Minister Murli Deora told media persons at the AICC Headquarters here.
The government also said it may cut the price of cooking
gas."There was loss on that count to the government," he said.
However, he hinted at a reduction of Rs 20-25 per cylinder.
Earlier in December last year, the government had reduced the price of petrol by Rs 5 per liter and diesel by Rs 2 per liter.
Speaking on the truckers" strike, the Minister said, "Somebody
perhaps is misguiding them."
The All India Motor Transport Congress, which represents around six million truckers across the country called for the indefinite strike from Monday, demanding reduction of diesel prices and withdrawal of the service tax on truckers.