The prices of the essential fuels have reached a record high even when the price of crude oil in the International market is relatively cheaper.
In 2014, the Congress-led UPA government was also facing similar flak. Among those who actively blamed it for the rise in fuel prices, was Prakash Javdekar (presently, Union minister in BJP government).
Now, an old video of Javdekar criticising ‘central government’ on fuel price hike has gone viral. In the video, Javdekar is seen challenging central government of that time, UPA, on fuel price hike when crude oil price in international market has been low.
He said, “The increase in petrol prices by the government has no basis to it. On the same day, the prices have fallen in the International market. We challenge the government, fully refined petrol can be sold at Rs 34 in Delhi, Rs 36 in Mumbai, then why is it double the price? This is a robbery and the increased prices should immediately be withdrawn.”
Lately, people have been reeling under record petrol prices. In the 16 consecutive increases since 14 May, petrol price was hiked by Rs 3.8 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.38.
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Posted by जनता का रिपोर्टर on Tuesday, 22 May 2018