Mumbai: Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led central government over rising fuel prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that the centre would reduce prices a few days before the election.
Banerjee said, “They (BJP) are raising the prices of LPG and diesel every day. This is a matter of concern. The central government will reduce prices only for a few days when elections are in the corner.”
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital rose to Rs 88.99 per litre and Rs 79.35 per litre respectively on Monday.
Yesterday, the price of LPG cylinder (14.2 kg domestic cylinder) also increased by Rs 50 per unit, from today it will be priced at Rs 769 in the national capital.
This is the second price increase in the month of February. On 4 February, oil marketing companies raised the price of LPG cylinders by Rs 25 in metro cities.
The increase in LPG price comes at a time when petrol and diesel prices in India have reached an all-time high. Cooking gas is derived from crude oil and natural gas.