Mamata Slams BJP; Says, ‘Centre Will Reduce Fuel Price Before Elections’

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.”

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Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital rose to Rs 88.99 per litre and Rs 79.35 per litre respectively on Monday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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