Petrol and diesel prices witnessed a hike for the fifth consecutive day across the country on Sunday.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari says fuel prices don't matter, '95 per cent people don't need petrol'
Dismissing criticism over the rising fuel prices, Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari said 95 per cent people have no use for petrol.
Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre over rising prices of petrol and diesel and said the government is playing a cruel joke on the public.
49-year-old Bhabesh Kalita is a former minister who was appointed as the state BJP president in June this year.
The protesters, raising slogans against the Central government, were stopped by the police near Puri's residence, said Indian Youth Congress media in charge Rahul Rao.
With this hike, petrol is now at Rs 100-a-litre mark or more in all state capitals, while diesel has touched the 100-level in a dozen states.
Petrol prices increased by Rs 0.35 to Rs 105.14 per litre in the national capital while the price of diesel was raised by the same amount to Rs 93.87 per litre.
While some claim to hold protests over the fuel price hike, many others are urging the government to roll back the prices.
Hassan alleged that when it comes to looting the public, the prime minister and the chief minister are united.
Petrol price was hiked by 30 paise per litre and diesel by 35 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Petrol price was increased by 30 paise per litre and diesel by 35 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
"The Centre has arbitrarily imposed cess in view of Covid-19 situation. As a result, state governments are not getting money from the divisive pool," Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Swain said.
Rates of both subsidised and non-subsidised LPG prices were hiked, oil company officials said.
Madhya Pradesh fuel price: Diesel crosses Rs 100 per litre-mark, petrol over Rs 111 in Bhopal, Indore
This is for the first time that the diesel price has crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark in Indore, claimed Paras Jain, the vice-president of Madhya Pradesh Federation of Petroleum Dealers Association.
This revision in prices would result in an increase of Rs 2.28 per kg in the consumer price of CNG in Delhi, and Rs 2.55 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.