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Fuel prices hike: Rahul Gandhi accuses Narendra Modi of fooling people

16 May 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of "fooling the people" by increasing fuel prices immediately after polling in Karnataka.

Rahul's tweet reads, "Karnataka finishes voting, FUEL prices rise to a 4 yr. high!"

Singh's letter, dated Sunday, said that Modi's statement during an election rally in Karnataka's Hubli on 6 May has used words that were "menacing and intimidating with an intent to insult and provoke" breach of peace.

"There we go again".

In another tweet, Mr. Chidambaram also asked the Chief Ministers to oppose the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission, and agreed with Kerala Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac that it would weaken the positions of the State governments.

The public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) have hiked the prices of petrol and diesel on Monday by 17 and 23 paise respectively.

In Delhi, petrol was priced at Rs 74.80 per litre on Monday, the highest since September 2013 when it was Rs 76.06.

On May 14, petrol retailed at Rs. 74.8 per litre in Delhi, Rs. 77.5 per litre in Kolkata, Rs.82.65 per litre in Mumbai and Rs. 77.61 per litre in Chennai. This despite benchmark worldwide rate for petrol going up from $78.84 per barrel, which was used for raising the price to Rs 74.63 a litre on April 24, to $82.98 now, according to sources privy to fuel pricing methodology.

Fuel prices hike: Rahul Gandhi accuses Narendra Modi of fooling people