Fuel Prices: Subramanian Swamy dig at his own party over rising fuel prices

New Delhi: Senior Rajya Sabha MP from Bhartiya Janata Party, Subramanian Swamy, known for his outspoken views, has now taken a sarcasm at his own party over rising fuel prices. Expressing displeasure over fuel prices a day after the Union Budget 2021, the Firebrand BJP MP compared fuel prices in India with Nepal and Sri Lanka, invoking the characters of the Ramayana.

The BJP leader tweeted, “Ram’s petrol in India is Rs. 93, Sita’s Rs. 53 in Nepal and Ravana’s Rs. 51 in Lanka.”

Subramanian Swamy, who is known for expressing his views directly and sarcastically on the other party, is apparently not happy with the rising petroleum prices in the country. That is why he did not leave his party on rising fuel prices.

Meanwhile, in the country’s capital Delhi, petrol is now being sold at Rs 84.20 per liter and diesel at Rs 74.38 per liter. Petrol in Mumbai is selling at Rs 90.83 per liter and diesel at Rs 81.07. Petrol in Chennai is being sold at Rs 86.96 per liter and diesel at Rs 79.72. Petrol is being sold in Kolkata today at Rs 85.68 per liter while diesel is being sold for Rs 77.97.

Petrol is being sold in Noida at Rs 84.06 per liter and diesel at Rs 74.82 per liter. Petrol is being sold in Ghaziabad at Rs 83.91 per liter, while diesel is being sold for Rs 74.64. In Gurugram, Haryana, petrol has been priced at Rs 82.39 per liter and diesel at Rs 74.97.

Earlier on Monday, the government had ruled out the possibility of hike in fuel prices after imposing agricultural infrastructure and development cess in the budget presented on Tuesday.

However, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had said, “There will be no increase in the prices of petrol and diesel. There will be no additional burden on the people. Cess is levied to re-constitute taxes. The government has reduced excise duty, and introduced new agricultural cess.”

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