Fuel Price Hike: As Fuel Prices Hit a New Record High, P. Chidambaram Escalates Attack On Modi Government

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Fuel prices on Saturday hit a new record high crossing the previous peak reached on May 29.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

A day after Petrol and diesel prices hit a record new high in four metros across the country on Friday, Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram has mounted a scathing attack on Modi- Government. Earlier, he expressed happiness over the growing rate of GDP, however, on Saturday he took to Twitter and wrote that GDP is a "statistic" and fuel price hike is "a cruel blow". 

Fuel prices on Saturday hit a new record high crossing the previous peak reached on May 29. Here is a state wise price for Petrol and Diesel:

DELHI:

  • Petrol- Rs. 78.52 per litre
  • Diesel- Rs. 70.21 per litre

MUMBAI:

  • Petrol- Rs. 85.93 per litre
  • Diesel- Rs. 74.54 per litre

KOLKATA:

  • Petrol-  Rs. 81.44 per litre
  • Diesel- 73.06 per litre

CHENNAI:

  • Petrol-  Rs. 81.44 per litre
  • Diesel- Rs. 74.18 per litre

Read: GDP Growth 2018: With 8.2% GDP Growth In First Quarter Of 2018-19, India Retain Its Position As Fastest Growing Economy

Earlier on Friday, The Central Statistical Office (CSO) estimated that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter of the financial year 2018-19 i.e., from April to June, at 8.2 percent. The growth cements India’s position as the fastest growing economy by managing a strong show for the current fiscal with core performance and a healthy base. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely took to Twitter and wrote:

However, Congress leader P Chidambaram presented his counter. While expressing his happiness over the rate of growth, he also presented a table of the last 8 quarters:   

Read: India To Become Major Driving Force Of World's Economy, Says PM Modi In His Speech On India's 72nd Independence Day

 

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