Mamata Banerjee Raises Her Voice Against Petrol, Diesel Price Hike


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her deep concern over the constant rise in petrol and diesel prices.

“We are very concerned about the rising prices of petrol and diesel. This will certainly affect prices all around. Common people, farmers and many will suffer,” Banerjee said on her official Twitter handle.

Petrol and diesel prices have risen to record levels in the country following rocketing international fuel rates and a weaker rupee, piling pressure on the government to cut duties and bring relief to customers.

On Sunday, petrol was priced at Rs 76.24 per litre at Indian OilNSE 0.82 % pumps in Delhi, more than the previous all-time high price of Rs 76.06 reached in September 2013. Fuel prices vary from state to state according to local levies. Petrol was sold for Rs 84.07 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 79.13 in Chennai and Rs 78.91in Kolkata.