Mocking The Common Man, Petrol Prices Cut By One Paisa

Petrol price rose by nearly Rs 4 in the last 16 days

Before the oil retailer corrected the error, the petrol price in Mumbai was pegged at Rs 85.65 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.20 per litre, each falling by 59 paise.

The Centre has been resisting the clamour for duty cuts to rein in surging prices.

On Monday, Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg had said that fuel prices are expected to cool in the coming days. The party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had in a recent tweet expressed concern over the spiralling prices of petrol and diesel. Over the last two weeks, the price of petrol was increased by Rs 3.8 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.38.

Diesel rates have been cut to ₹69.25 per litre from ₹69.30.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter and asked PM Modi whether the price cut was a prank.

Once customers realised this, relief turned into frustration, with consumers taking to social media to target the government for its inability to keep prices down. However, within a span of a few hours, those changes were deleted and instead a measly reduction of 1 paise a litre in both the auto fuels was announced.

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"Another second anniversary gift to the people: The sales tax on petrol reduced by 1.69% and diesel by 1.75% in Kerala".

Global crude prices have, however, fallen by about $5 per barrel to around $75 a barrel in the last fortnight. Oil refiners had switched to daily revision in prices previous year. State finance minister Thomas Isaac announced the decision during a TV interview.

The Modi government came under attack from common people as well.

The revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are- Delhi: Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai: 85.65; Kolkata: 80.47 and Chennai: 80.80.

An excise duty cut can upset the government's fiscal math. In 2016-17, the tax revenues from petroleum products contributed Rs 2.73 lakh crore to the Centre.

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