new Delhi, Petrol and diesel prices increased for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. Prices of petroleum products had stopped rising due to elections in five states, but 11 days after the results, the prices of petrol and diesel started increasing on Tuesday and their prices increased for the second consecutive on Wednesday. The price of petrol and diesel increased by 80 paise per liter in Delhi. In this way, petrol became costlier by Rs 1.60 in two days. The price of both the products increased by 85 paise in Mumbai.
On Wednesday, the price of petrol in Delhi increased by 80 paise, after which its price has gone up to 97.01 per liter. Diesel has also become costlier by 80 paise to Rs 88.27 per liter. Petrol has become costlier by 85 paise to Rs 111.67 per liter in the country’s financial capital Mumbai. A day earlier, petroleum companies also increased the price of LPG by Rs 50 per cylinder.
Meanwhile, opposition parties protested for the second consecutive day in Parliament against the rising prices of petrol and diesel. The opposition parties had demanded a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, which was not accepted. After this, opposition MPs protested fiercely inside and outside Parliament. Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav told the media in the Parliament premises that due to the cost of diesel, milk and many common necessities have become expensive in many places in a day.
Whereas Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge opposed it and said – This government is conspiring to loot 10 thousand crore rupees. Our effort is to keep the problems of the people in front of the country and the Parliament. The opposition parties had raised the issue on Tuesday also and staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha. Significantly, the price of crude oil is increasing in the international market, due to which the profits of petroleum companies have decreased. On an average, the central and state governments charge more than Rs 50 tax on a liter of petrol. If governments cut taxes, the price may come down.