I am a minister, not affected by fuel price hike: Athawale

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 13:44 hrs
Athawale

Jaipur: When asked if the hike in the fuel prices affected him, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale confessed that he is unfazed by the hike, as he is a minister.

Referring to the allowances he gets, Athawale, who was in Jaipur said, "I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister. I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post."

Acknowledging that people are suffering due to the hike in fuel prices, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment further said, "It's understandable that people are suffering from rising fuel prices and it's the duty of the government to reduce them."

Athawale, who heads the Republican Party of India, assured that the Centre is working on the matter. "The price of fuel can be reduced if the states cut the tax on it. The Centre is seriously working on the issue," he said.

The Central Government has been facing flak from various quarters over a continuous hike in fuel prices.

The Opposition had even called for a nationwide lockdown on Monday to protest against the increasing fuel prices.

State Capitals (Applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 16-09-2018) Petrol Current Price(Per Lt) Petrol Previous Price(Per Lt) Change(Rs)
Petrol price in New DelhiRs.81.63 Rs.81.28 0.35
Petrol price in KolkataRs.83.49 Rs.83.14 0.35
Petrol price in MumbaiRs.89.01 Rs.88.67 0.34
Petrol price in ChennaiRs.84.85 Rs.84.49 0.36
Petrol price in GurgaonRs.82.23 Rs.81.88 0.35
Petrol price in NoidaRs.81.47 Rs.81.11 0.36
Petrol price in BangaloreRs.84.30 Rs.83.93 0.37
Petrol price in BhubaneswarRs.80.47 Rs.80.13 0.34
Petrol price in ChandigarhRs.78.59 Rs.78.25 0.34
Petrol price in HyderabadRs.86.55 Rs.86.18 0.37
Petrol price in JaipurRs.82.27 Rs.81.46 0.81
Petrol price in LucknowRs.81.31 Rs.80.94 0.37
Petrol price in PatnaRs.88.04 Rs.87.67 0.37
Petrol price in TrivandrumRs.84.70 Rs.84.62 0.08

Source for rates: Indian Oil Corporation

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