Petrol, diesel price increased by 40 paise, net ₹ 8.40 per liter in two weeks | Latest News India

Petrol and diesel prices today 4 April 2022: Fuel prices were increased by 40 paise per liter on Monday, bringing the total increase in the last two weeks to 8.40. This was the 12th increase in gasoline and diesel prices by state-owned fuel retailers in two weeks.

Petrol in Delhi is sold on 103.81 per liter as opposed 103.41 earlier, and diesel rates have gone up from 94.67 per liter 95.07.

Rates vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local tax.

In Mumbai are the petrol and diesel prices 118.83 en 103.07, respectively.

Opposition parties have called on the central government to curb fuel prices since the end of a four-and-a-half-month hiatus on March 22. Under its ‘Mehngai Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ against price increases, Congress is organizing rallies and marches across the country.

On Sunday, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party of Punjab (AAP) blew up the center over an “exponential” increase in fuel prices and accused it of “plundering” the public.

Punjab Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said: “By constantly raising the prices of petrol and diesel just after the election of the elections in five states, the Modi government is plundering the general public.”

“The common people of the country are already facing the brunt of inflation. Crores of people are unable to pay basic services. But it is very unfortunate that instead of giving relief to the public in such times, the central government “Increasing the problems of ordinary people by increasing the prices of petrol diesel, cooking gas and other essential items,” the senior AAP leader said in a party statement.

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