KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress today slammed the Centre for the post-budget hike in petrol and diesel prices saying "the government wants to bypass everybody and hurt the interests of the common people".
"Petrol and diesel prices have been hiked again. Budget, what's that? Parliament, what's that? Bypass all. Common man are burdened. This is economic mismanagement," the newly-appointed leader of the Trinamool Congress parliamentary party in Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien told PTI.
Petrol price was today hiked by Rs 3.18 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.09, the second increase this month. The increase is effective from midnight tonight.