Fuel prices hiked for fifth consecutive day, Congress to launch massive agitation

Petrol and diesel prices have been hiked for the fifth consecutive day in India.

Compared to a day before, petrol prices have gone up by up to 37 paise per litre, while diesel has become dearer by up to 38 paise per litre.

Fuel prices continue to remain highest across India in the city of Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Consumers are paying Rs. 119.97 for a litre of petrol and Rs. 110.63 for a litre of diesel. 

On Sunday, petrol is being retailed at Rs. 107.59 per litre and diesel at Rs. 96.32 per litre in the nation’s capital, Delhi.

In the nation’s financial capital Mumbai, petrol prices have touched Rs. 113.46 per litre mark, while diesel rates have reached Rs. 103.38 per litre.

In Kolkata, fuel prices have reached Rs. 108.11 for a litre of petrol, while consumers will need to pay Rs. 99.43 for a litre of diesel.

In southern Indian city Chennai, Sunday petrol is priced at Rs. 104.52 per litre, while diesel is being retailed at Rs. 100.59 per litre. In Bengaluru petrol prices have reached Rs. 111.34 per litre, while diesel rates have touched Rs. 102.23 per litre.

In Hyderabad, petrol is being retailed at Rs. 111.91 per litre, while diesel prices have reached 105.08 per litre, the highest among all metros.

DelhiRs. 107.59Rs. 96.32
MumbaiRs. 113.46Rs. 104.38
ChennaiRs. 104.52Rs. 100.59
KolkataRs. 108.11Rs. 99.43
BengaluruRs. 111.34Rs. 102.23
HyderabadRs. 111.91Rs. 105.08

The key Opposition Congress party said it will organise a massive agitation against the rise in petrol and diesel prices from November 14 till November 29.

“We are going to have continuous agitation against rise in petrol and diesel prices, massive campaigns from November 14 till November 29,” Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said on Saturday.

The protest will witness events like ‘Padayatra’ being taken out by the Congress leaders in their respective areas.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram also attacked the central government over the increase in fuel prices and said that the taxes should be reduced as suggested by the Reserve Bank of India.

“It’s only the greed of the government which has given rise to petrol and diesel prices. That is why RBI says pump prices deserve lower taxation. RBI is repeatedly telling the government that pump prices must be reduced, said Former finance minister P Chidambaram in Chennai on Saturday.