Congress Launches Strike on 10th Day of Fuel Price Hike

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  • Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by another 80 paise today.
  • Congress staged protest against rising fuel prices at Vijay Chowk, Delhi.
  • Fuel prices are being revised from the past 10 days in a row.

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a protest after the fuel prices rose for the ninth time today. Agitating at Vijay Chowk, Gandhi said, “ In the last 10 days, petrol and diesel prices have increased nine times. We demand that the rising prices should be brought under control. The Congress is holding nationwide protests on this issue today.”

 Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who participated in the protest along with other party leaders, said: “We had predicted that as soon as elections in the five states conclude, fuel prices will be hiked. We demand that the hikes in fuel prices are rolled back. The government is not understanding the difficulties being faced by the public because of rising fuel prices.”

Petrol and Diesel price soared today by another 80 paise per litre each, taking the total increase in the fuel rates by 10 Rs 6.40 per litre. The revision which began after a break of four and half months took the petrol rate to Rs 101.81 and diesel prices to Rs 93,7 per litre in the capital city. In Mumbai, petrol is being retailed at Rs 116.72, while diesel is bought at Rs 100.94 increased by 84 paise each.

The surge across states depends on the VAT added by the state govt.

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