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‘Petrol-diesel cheaper due to elections’, Rahul Gandhi’s taunt on government for cutting prices

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the central government has cut petrol-diesel prices due to elections.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)

This year, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been constantly attacking the central government due to increase in petrol-diesel prices and inflation. Now that the price of petrol has been cut by 18 paise per liter and diesel by 17 paise per liter due to the fall in the prices of crude oil in the international markets, Rahul Gandhi also targeted the government regarding this. is. He has added this cut in the prices of petrol and diesel to the assembly elections (2021).

Rahul Gandhi said that the Central Government has made these cuts in the prices of petrol and diesel due to elections. He tweeted, “Due to the election, the central government has made petrol and diesel 17/18 paise cheaper. What will you do with this amount of savings? ” It is known that before this, Rahul Gandhi was a constant attacker on the central government due to inflation and increased prices. Earlier, he had said, “Loot in broad daylight from both hands of the central government … Recovery of heavy tax on gas-diesel-petrol”.

Petrol-diesel prices soften from March 24

The common man has got relief on the petrol-diesel front from 24 March, amid the lowering of crude oil prices in the international market. After 24 consecutive days, domestic oil companies have changed the prices of petrol and diesel. Prior to this, the prices of petrol and diesel remained stable for 24 consecutive days. The last time the oil companies changed the prices of petrol and diesel was on 27 February last month. In different cities, the price of petrol has been reduced by 18 paise per liter and the price of diesel by 17 paise per liter.

Petrol and diesel price cuts this year

In the last few days, the international market is witnessing a period of continuous softening in crude oil. This year, petrol and diesel prices have come down for the first time. According to media reports, the price of petrol has increased by Rs 21.58 per liter in the last one year. Whereas, during this period, the price of diesel has increased by Rs 19.18 per liter. Last month, petrol prices in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra reached a record Rs 100 per liter. However, after VAT was reduced by the states, they came down by three points.

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Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social-cause and entreprenurship is her forte.

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