New Delhi, May 14: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Modi government over the hike in fuel prices. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Rahul said,”Karnataka finishes voting, fuel prices rise to a four year high. The key principle of Modinomics – fool as many people as you can, as often as you can.” Also Read - Serum Institute Fire Claims Five Lives, Poonawala Announces Compensation of Rs 25 Lakh | Top Developments
His tweet came after petrol prices in the national capital shot up to Rs 74.80 per litre, highest since September 2013, when it had hit Rs 76.06 a litre. The price was last changed on April 24 when it was at Rs 74.63 per litre. Also Read - BJP Demands Deployment of Central Forces in West Bengal Ahead of Crucial Assembly Polls
In the other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai also petrol prices were at multi-year high levels of Rs 77.50, Rs 82.65 and Rs 77.61 a litre on Monday. The previous highs in these cities were Rs 78.03 (Kolkata, August 2014), Rs 83.62 (Mumbai, September 2013) and Rs 77.48 (Chennai, September 2013).
Besides Rahul Gandhi, former finance minister P. Chidambaram also slammed the Modi govt saying, “There we go again. More taxes on petrol and diesel, more burden on the consumer. The Karnataka election was only an interval.”
Apart from petrol prices, diesel also rose to a fresh record high after the last price movement on April 24. Prices of diesel on Tuesday, in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai were Rs 66.14, Rs 68.68, Rs 70.43 and Rs 69.79 per litre, respectively.