New Delhi: The corona epidemic spread across the country in February last year and the government had to implement a lockout in March. That is why the budget of common people got derailed. People expected the government to help them reduce inflation, but the opposite happened. Petrol, diesel and LPG prices reached their highest levels in the last few months. Now the statement of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has come in this matter.
Speaking to the media, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas are now coming down. This will be further reduced in the coming days. We had already made it clear that the benefit of the reduction in crude oil prices in the international market would be passed on to the end customers. Petrol diesel prices have been decreasing every day for the last one month or they remain intact. It is being linked to the assembly elections of five states. Opposition parties say that the government is not increasing the prices of petrol and diesel due to the election, the increase will start again as soon as the results are there. How much truth is there in this claim of the opposition will be known only after May 2.
Please tell that on Sunday, even on the fifth day, there was no increase in the prices of petrol and diesel. Petrol was cheaper by 22 paise and diesel by 23 paise on Tuesday. Petrol in the national capital has been increased to Rs 90.56 per liter, while diesel has been increased to Rs 80.87 per liter. In Mumbai, petrol-diesel figures are Rs 96.98 and Rs 87.96 per liter respectively.