New Delhi, May 25: A surge in fuel prices across the country continued for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively.
According to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are Delhi Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai 85.65; Kolkata 80.47 and Chennai 80.80; whereas diesel prices are: Delhi 68.75; Mumbai 73.2; Chennai 72.58; Kolkata 71.30.
Amid fuel hike, the central government is yet to take action against it.
The opposition parties are lampooning the Centre for the spurt, which has remained unstoppable since the conclusion of the Karnataka Assembly elections.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday after he accepted an online fitness challenge posed by Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli.
“Dear PM, Glad to see you accept Virat’s fitness challenge. Here’s one from me: Reduce Fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so. I look forward to your response”, Gandhi said in a tweet.
However, yesterday Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan had said the Centre would soon take quick measures to ease the problem of the common people from the rising fuel prices.