Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh asked why the consumers had to bear the brunt of high fuel prices when crude oil prices were at a seven-month low.
International benchmark Brent crude fell below USD 90 per barrel last week for the first time since early February as recession fears weigh on demand.
Disapproving of the arrest, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said - on the social media platform Twitter - that enacting a street play over current issues is not blasphemous.
As prices rise, inflation threatens to exacerbate inequalities and widen the gap between billions of people struggling to cover their costs and those who are able to keep spending.
The data was released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The increase in the weekly inflation is the highest since the change of the base year for measuring the Sensitive Price Index.
A tourist Sathiya Vignesh said, "Considering the expenses, many tourists are shifting towards affordable services which are way cheaper.”
She also accused the Centre of conducting a 'great Indian loot' by hiking prices of petrol, diesel, LPG and other essential commodities.
"To blame the opposition ruled States for the steep hike in fuel prices is akin to trying to cover a pumpkin in a handful of rice," CM Stalin said in a tweet.
The price fixation is not the forte of the court and the scope of judicial review of non-statutory price fixation is extremely limited, they said.
While the prices of vegetables and several other food items have gone through the roof, the rates of petrol and diesel have increased by about Rs 10 per litre each in the past one month.
The Federation of Karnataka State Lorry Owners’ and Agents’ Association has given the state government a deadline of 30 days to fulfil their demands.
She claimed that the economic situation in the country was going from bad to worse, and expressed apprehension that states might not be able disburse salaries to employees in the days to come.
Speaking to media persons at Mumbai, Pawar noted that the Centre's tax is higher than the states.
When in opposition, Narendra Modi shed crocodile tears over the sufferings of the poor and the plight of common people, KT Rama Rao said.
Prices of vegetables, foodgrains and cooking oil have been on the upward curve since the last one week in most Kolkata markets, traders said.
The Union Petroleum Minister said petrol prices have gone up by over 50 per cent in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, and Sri Lanka.
Price rise issue raised in Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned twice due to Opposition protests
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said several members have given notice under Rule 267 to suspend the scheduled business to discuss price rise.
Banerjee also alleged that the Centre allowed steep price hikes of petrol and diesel to divert attention from the 'atrocities' carried out by the saffron party in non-BJP states.
Several opposition members had given notice to discuss the price rise situation, but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not accept the demand.
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi shared a graphic comparing the current cost of full tank of fuel for bike, car, tractor and truck to that in 2014.