The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after petrol price crossed the ₹ 100-mark in Kolkata, and said he must be in deep pain for the troubles that his dear “deshwasiyon” (countrymen) face with such unimaginable hikes.
Taking to Twitter, Trinamool said, “100, not out! #Petrol prices have crossed ₹ 100/Ltr in Kolkata. We stand by Mr @narendramodi amid such difficult times. While in hiding, we are certain that he is in deep pain for the troubles that his dear “deshwasiyon” face with such unimaginable hikes! #ModiBabuPetrolBekabu”
The price of petrol crossed ₹ 100-mark in Kolkata today and stood at ₹ 100.23 per litre.
The fuel prices continue to soar across the country and have crossed ₹ 100 in many states.
The petrol price is at ₹ 108.63 per litre in Bhopal while in Delhi it stands at ₹ 100.21 per litre.
Rates have increased across the country and differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax.
Earlier on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged PM Modi to “substantially” reduce taxes charged by the Central government on petrol and diesel, and to ”check the overall inflationary trend in the country”.
In her letter to the Prime Minister, Ms Banerjee pointed out that the retail price of petrol in many states across the country has crossed an unprecedented ₹ 100 per litre.
She said petrol and diesel prices were hiked by the Central government eight times since May 4, 2021, and out of these, prices were hiked six times in the month of June 2021 and four times in one week.
Terming the hikes in petrol and diesel prices “cruel”, she said they have affected the common people most adversely and have directly impacted the “dangerously rising” inflation in the country.
News Source: NDTV News