Andhra Pradesh : There’s anger among the people over rising prices of fuel, several people came out on streets to protest the price hike, however a Telegu Desam Party (TDP) worker on Tuesday set his own two-wheeler on fire, the incident took place in Krishna district’s Nandigama Village reports PTI.
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The fuel price hike has raised a concern across the nation and invited a wrath of the general public for whom transportation has become costlier and inconvenient.
“Prices of diesel have gone up by Rs 2.15 just in 9 days. Prices of petrol went by Rs 2.24 just in 9 days. It is as if both petrol and diesel were waiting for the Karnataka Election to conclude,” said Pawan Khera attacking the government.
“Fuel prices are directly linked to crude oil. OPEC countries have reduced supplies. We don’t have any say to bring down price. We can only reduce VAT of state taxes and central taxes, that is only way to reduce the price,” said Ajay Bansal, Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association’s President
Earlier, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan assured the public that the government will soon take out a solution to tackle the situation.
He further pointed out that less production of oil in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and hike in crude oil price in the international market are some of the factors affecting the fuel price.