Major opposition Congress has decided to take on the government over the hike in petrol prices after easing restrictions, lashing out at the government over shortage of vaccines, medical equipment and medicines. Regular petrol is already selling for over Rs 100 per liter in Mumbai and some other parts of the country. Congress has decided to hold mass protests at all petrol pumps across the country on June 11 and will demand withdrawal of prices. The Congress has alleged that the prices were stable till the West Bengal elections, but after that the prices started rising.
The hike in fuel prices in the country continued on Monday as oil marketing companies (OMCs) increased the pump rate of both petrol and diesel, though it increased on Tuesday.
Petrol is being sold at Rs 95.31 per liter and diesel at Rs 86.22 per liter in the national capital.
While the price of petrol in Mumbai city crossed Rs 100 for the first time on May 29, the price of petrol reached a new high of Rs 101.53 per liter on Monday. Diesel price in the city also increased to Rs 93.57 per liter, the highest among metros.