Soaring fuel price sets Twitter on fire

Soaring fuel price sets Twitter on fire

Fuel prices continue to skyrocket even after the elections in Karnataka. As of today, the petrol price has increased by 32 paise and diesel price by 18 paise. 

According to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), the revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are: Delhi: Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai Rs 85.65; Kolkata Rs 80.47, Chennai 80.80 and Bengaluru Rs 79; while diesel prices are: Delhi: Rs 68.75; Mumbai: Rs 73.2; Chennai: Rs 72.58; Kolkata Rs 71.30.

The rising fuel prices have been a cause of huge concern for people in the last few weeks. Many took to Twitter reminding the government of their promise when the UPA government had hiked the fuel price. 

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PM Modi, the then Opposition leader, joined the protest against fuel price hike in 2013.

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On Wednesday Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said that if petrol and diesel comes under GST, the government could provide some relief to the public.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram immediately questioned the present government's inaction after Fadnavis statement. He earlier claimed that government can easily reduce Rs 25 a litre but won't.

He tweeted "central government saves Rs 15 on every litre of petrol due to fall in crude oil prices. Central government puts additional tax of Rs 10 on every litre of petrol."

Fuel challenge 
PM Modi accepted Virat Kohli fitness challenge on Twitter on Thursday. Many Opposition leaders noticing the PM's tweet asked him whether could take up the fuel challenge. 
The Opposition's Twitted challenge to Modi was started by Tejasvi Yadav. He asked Modi to fulfil the promise of jobs, provide relief to farmers and peace in the country before he took up the fitness challenge. This followed by other Opposition leaders posing challenges to Modi.