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."
I'm not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister. I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post. It's understandable that people are suffering from rising fuel prices & it's the duty of the govt to reduce them: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale in Jaipur #Rajasthan. (15.09) pic.twitter.com/H4F7e7Zhqt— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2018
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 Delhi Rs.81.63 Rs.81.28 0.35 Petrol price in Kolkata Rs.83.49 Rs.83.14 0.35 Petrol price in Mumbai Rs.89.01 Rs.88.67 0.34 Petrol price in Chennai Rs.84.85 Rs.84.49 0.36 Petrol price in Gurgaon Rs.82.23 Rs.81.88 0.35 Petrol price in Noida Rs.81.47 Rs.81.11 0.36 Petrol price in Bangalore Rs.84.30 Rs.83.93 0.37 Petrol price in Bhubaneswar Rs.80.47 Rs.80.13 0.34 Petrol price in Chandigarh Rs.78.59 Rs.78.25 0.34 Petrol price in Hyderabad Rs.86.55 Rs.86.18 0.37 Petrol price in Jaipur Rs.82.27 Rs.81.46 0.81 Petrol price in Lucknow Rs.81.31 Rs.80.94 0.37 Petrol price in Patna Rs.88.04 Rs.87.67 0.37 Petrol price in Trivandrum Rs.84.70 Rs.84.62 0.08
Source for rates: Indian Oil Corporation