The Centre will soon come out with a plan of action to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel across the country, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah said on Saturday.
“We are also very much concerned over the steep increase in the prices of petrol and diesel and also fall in the value of rupee against dollar. We have understood the anxiety of the people in this regard… We shall soon come out with an action plan,” Shah said at a press conference in Hyderabad.
The BJP president was on a one-day visit to Telangana to kick-start the party’s election campaign with a massive rally at Mahbubnagar later in the evening. He would also meet party functionaries at Shadnagar to give them a roadmap for the ensuring assembly elections in the state, before returning to Delhi in the night.
Shah said the steady increase in prices of petroleum products in the last few days was on account of international market fluctuations in crude oil prices. “At the same time, dollar value is also going up not just compared to rupee, but a host of other currencies of other countries as well. We know the people are agitated and the BJP is also worried over the rising prices,” he said. Read more