Fuel Price Rise: Indian Youth Congressmen Demonstrate Against Government | Latest India News

India recorded a seventh rise in eight days on Tuesday, with the government continuing to point to the war in Ukraine as a major factor behind the spike.

Members of India’s Youth Congress gathered outside the Petroleum Ministry office in Delhi on Tuesday to protest against inflation and a seventh hike in petrol, diesel and LPG prices in the past eight days. Visuals released by news agency ANI showed them carrying signs and “matkas” (potties) with them. Congress leaders have accused the BJP government at the center of “tax gouging” and “profiting” from rising fuel prices. The opposition party also announced a three-phase campaign – “mehngai-mukt bharat abhiyaan” – for which it plans to hold rallies and marches across the country between March 31 and April 7.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala recently claimed the government had won 26 lakh crore in eight years by steadily increasing excise duties on petrol and diesel.

Bengal’s ruling Trinamool has hit out at the government over rising fuel prices in the country. “Seventh (fuel price) hike in a week. This is how our honorable Prime Minister is working day and night to lessen the woes of his fellow Indians. Slow applause,” the party tweeted.

India recorded a seventh rise in eight days on Tuesday, with the government continuing to point to the war in Ukraine as a major factor behind the spike. Petrol prices have increased by 80 paise per litre. Prices were increased by 30 paise on Monday.

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Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi have risen to 100.21 per liter and 91.47 per liter. In Mumbai, the price of gasoline was 115.04 per liter and the price of diesel increased to 99.25 per liter.

In Chennai, petrol prices have risen to 105.94 and diesel prices jumped to 96. On the other hand, petrol prices in Kolkata have risen to 109.68 per liter and diesel prices at 94.62 per liter.

(With ANI entries)

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