NEW DELHI: Fuel Prices were hiked with effective Friday midnight by Rs 3.13 per litre for petrol and by Rs 2.71 a litre for diesel, including state levies, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) said. This hike in fuel price came late after PM Narendra Modi has left for a 3day diplomatic tour of China. The state political parties reacted against the BJP led government, urging that the increased fuel prices must be rolled back.
Uttar Pradesh Congress president Nirmal Khatri said the farmers are already reeling under the impact of unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms and will now face more problems with the hike in diesel prices. He further reiterated of the Land Acquisition Act Bill,2015, brought about by the Modi government saying that the government is totally functioning as Anti-Farmer from its start in May,2014, The Times of India reports.
He added “Is this what the Prime Minister meant by acche din (good days),” Khatri said. Earlier yesterday, the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had criticized the policies followed by the government in his padayathra in Telangana.
Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party in the legislative council, Hriday Narayan Dixit however accused the Congress of “shedding crocodile tears” over the fuel price hike and said that the Congress should have also noted and commented on the several occasions when fuel prices were slashed in the last one year.
“People of India know that the Modi government is working relentlessly for their good, well being and welfare,” the BJP leader commented.