This is the third price rise this month on the back of spiralling international rates as demand recovered.
On Saturday, petrol price touched an all-time high of Rs 97 per litre in Mumbai while the diesel rate crossed the Rs 88-mark.
Hitting out at the Centre over rising fuel prices, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi alleged that the government was blaming the previous regimes for its economic ‘mismanagement’
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After Congress leader Nana Patole slammed Amitabh Bachchan for not speaking up against the fuel price rise, security tightened outside the actor's residence
In a series of tweets, Ashok Gehlot targeted the Centre and cleared his stand on the rumours that Rajasthan levies highest tax on fuel prices.
The Nagaland chief minister said that since Meghalaya shares borders with Assam, it also had to decrease the rates to stay in the competition.
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had on Wednesday blamed output cut by oil-producing nations for the rally in international oil prices that have translated into higher retail rates in India.
Petrol and diesel prices were deregulated in 2010 and 2014 respectively but it is a case of deregulation over papers only.
The diesel price will now come down from Rs 82 a litre to Rs 73.64 a litre.
In a span of 22 days, the price of petrol has gone up by ₹9.17 a litre while that of diesel has gone up by a higher margin of ₹11.14 a litre.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's counter comes after Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi upped the ante over the issue of fuel price hike.
Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar said police detained him and party workers as they tried to go to Raj Niwas, which is Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's official residence,
Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 80.13 per litre from Rs 79.92 while diesel rates were increased to Rs 80.19 a litre from Rs 80.02.
According to a price notification of state oil marketing companies, petrol price was unchanged after 17 consecutive increases, while diesel rates were increased by 48 paise per litre across the country.
The 17th daily increase in rates, since oil companies on June 7 restarted revising prices in line with costs after ending an 82-day hiatus in rate revision, has taken diesel prices to fresh highs.
In 16 days, petrol price has been hiked by Rs 8.3 per litre and diesel by Rs 9.46 - a record increase in rates of the fuel in any fortnight since pricing was deregulated in April 2002.
Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or VAT.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
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