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Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at PM Modi govt over fuel price hike

Friday, 18 June 2021 (13:30 IST)
New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at the Centre over rise in fuel prices saying development in the Narendra Modi-led government has reached such a stage that no hike fuel rates grabs headlines.

'Development in Modi-led government has reached a point where no fuel price hike becomes a big news,' he tweeted in Hindi.
Notably, petrol and diesel prices witnessed a hike for the tenth time this month.After the latest price revision, petrol in Delhi is costing Rs 96.93 per/litre, while diesel is being sold at Rs 87.69.
In Mumbai, petrol and diesel rates have shot up to Rs 103.08 per/litre and Rs 95.14 per/litre respectively.
Chennai also witnessed an upward trend in fuel prices with petrol being sold at Rs 98.14 per/litre and diesel at Rs 92.31.While petrol price in Kolkata rose to Rs 96.84 per/litre, diesel rate was pegged at Rs 90.54.
The people of Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district are the worst hit with the petrol and diesel being sold at Rs 108.07 and Rs 100.82 respectively.

Left Parties to hold protest programmes in telangana against increase in fuel prices from Jun 19
Hyderabad:As part of nation-wide call by five Left Parties—CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML), MCPI (U) and SUCI (C), the left parties in Telangana will hold protest programmes across the state on June 19 against the increase in fuel prices.
The five Left Parties have given a call to hold protest programmes across the country against the hike in fuel prices, from June 15 to 30, a release said.
As part of it, the left parties in Telangana held a meeting today and discussed about the increase in fuel prices, skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, failure of governments to curb the spread of Covid, failure to provide vaccines and political situation.
The meeting was resolved to hold protests, dharnas and demonstrations in the District, Mandal headquarters and towns in the state from June 19.
It also decided to hold Protests at all oil companies in the state on June 24 and to lay siege to Raj Bhavan on June 30.

The meeting was chaired by CPI State Secretary Chadha Venkat Reddy.It was also attended by CPI (M) State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram and other left leaders.(UNI)

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