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Petrol And Diesel Prices Hiked For 12th Day, Rahul Challenged PM Modi

Fuel prices are increasing steadily for the 12th straight day. On Friday, the price of petrol and diesel has increased by 32 and 22 paise respectively.

The prices of diesel and petrol in the country are not going to stop. Both fuel prices have reached at the new record level for the 12th days. In the Commerce City Mumbai, people have to pay highest price in country for both fuels. The price of petrol in Mumbai is increased by 36 paise to 85.65 rupees per liter today. Whereas, diesel become 24 paise more expensive and consumer has to pay Rs 73.20 for it.

In Delhi, the price of petrol and diesel increased by 36 and 22 paise to Rs 77.83 and Rs 68.75 per litre respectively. In Kolkata prices hiked to 80.47 and 71.30 rupees and in Chennai Rs 80.80 and Rs 72.58 per litre respectively.

Domestic fuel prices are increasing as the price of crude oil in the international market is continuously hiking upwards. Besides, the rupee is weaker than the US dollar, which has influenced the rupee-dollar exchange rates, these causes are putting additional burden on the prices.

Opposition parties are criticizing the Center for this hike, which has remained unstoppable since the result of Karnataka assembly elections.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi teases Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he accepted the online fitness challenge by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.

On Twitter, Rahul urged Prime Minister Modi to take a ‘fuel challenge’ to reduce the prices of bouncing fuel.

Rahul asked PM Modi to take steps to reduce fuel prices otherwise Congress will carry out a nationwide campaign and force you to do so.

However, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday that the center will soon take immediate steps to give some relief to the common people from the rising fuel prices.


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