Petrol price crosses Rs 80-mark in Delhi for first time since 2018, diesel at new high as oil companies hike rates
While diesel price has been hiked for the 20th straight day, petrol price has been raised on 19 occasions in less than three weeks
War of words over fuel price rise: BJP calls unprecedented fuel rates 'momentary difficulty'; Congress says Centre 'crossed all limits'
The unprecedented hike in the prices of fuel have drawn unfavourable comments for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government. However, most of the flak received by the party on social media was its own doing.
Dismissing the contention that diesel price hike will push inflation, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said it will have a benign impact on prices as consumers will be left with less money to buy other goods.