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The main opposition parties including the BJP have lashed out at the government for allowing the price of petrol to be hiked. Oil marketing companies announced a hike in petrol prices by 70 paise a litre, with effect from midnight, citing increasing international oil prices and decline in the rupee's value. A statement from the companies said the revision was necessitated due to increasing international oil prices and movement in the INR-USD exchange rate. [caption id=attachment_388378 align=alignleft width=380