Congress Slams Government for Hike in Petrol and Diesel Price 

Congress says the fuel hike is anti-farmer and anti poor

Published16 Mar 2016, 08:04 PM IST
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The Congress has slammed Narendra Modi government for the hike in petrol and diesel price, saying that it was “anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-common Indian citizen”.

The Congress party is forced to wonder as to how much will this government take to prove that it is anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-common Indian citizen. It beats any logic, whatsoever to hit the farmer with a diesel price hike, even as he is facing almost a calamity in the shape of unseasonal rains and hailstorm and inclement weather that has flattened crops across north India.
Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress Spokesperson

State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Wednesday announced a big hike in transport fuel rates, increasing petrol by Rs.3.07 a litre and diesel by Rs.1.90.

The hikes will be effective midnight on Wednesday, the company said adding that the hardening of global crude oil rates warranted such an increase.

During the past month, diesel prices have been raised by Rs 3.77 a litre and since February last year, the government has increased the diesel prices eight times, while the decreases have been effected only on three occasions.
Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress Spokesperson

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