Fuel price rise slips on DUSU poll

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 04:09 hrs

Cash-strapped oil marketing companies were waiting anxiously for the end of the monsoon session of Parliament to raise fuel prices — only to be turned down by the ministry. What’s the excuse this time? Amazingly, it’s the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections! The story goes that leaders of the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India categorically told their bosses that raising fuel prices in the thick of campus electioneering would burn their chances of victory. So now, India will have to wait till after September 14, the DUSU election day, for the inevitable hit.

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