Fuel prices hiked for 12th day; petrol price crosses Rs 85 in Mumbai
No relief for common man as the fuel prices hike continued for 12th consectuive day on Friday. Petrol was hiked by 36 paise to Rs 85.65 per litre in Mumbai. The prices came into effect at 6 am today.
As per the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are Delhi Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai 85.65; Kolkata 80.47 and Chennai 80.80; whereas diesel prices are: Delhi 68.75; Mumbai 73.2; Chennai 72.58; Kolkata 71.30.
Petrol prices have risen by Rs 11.02 while diesel has risen by Rs 7.27 in the past 12 days in Mumbai.
Prices of petrol and diesel have been continuously rising after voting to the Karnataka assembly election was held on May 12. The prices had plateaued for nearly 20 days prior to the voting day.
The Opposition has termed this as another attempt by the Centre to "fool the people".
Taking to Twitter, Rahul urged 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."
However, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the Centre would soon take quick measures to give some relief to the common people from the rising fuel prices.