Being the second hike within just a month’s time, the oil companies hiked the petrol prices by Rs 2.54 per litre with effect from Saturday midnight itself. The hike is definitely a matter for concern for the prices of other essential commodities as well. It came out as a matter of shock and concern just after people have not been able to digest the onion prices.
The petrol price per litre in Delhi stands Rs. 58.37, Rs. 62.27 for Kolkata, Rs. 62.81 in Mumbai and Rs. 63 in Chennai. Threatening for a campaigning against the Government, the BJP and LEFT have demanded a rollback. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javedekar said, “The petrol price rise by Rs 2.54 per litre is totally unjustified. This is nothing, but loot.” Agreeing on the statement, CPI (M) Politburo Member Sitaram Yechury said that this act shows the careless attitude of the UPA government and is a pitiless hit on the common man’s livelihood.Image Credit
Congress appealed for the rollback too, though they are aware of the fact that the fight against inflation would be tougher in future. The sources close to Government signify that with the rising prices causing disconnection with the common masses, Government might step into the picture for some relief.