At a time when the public is feeling the pinch of rising petrol and diesel prices, people in Maharashtra got a surprise when a cut of Rs 4 to 9 per litre was announced on Thursday. The offer is made available at select fuel stations to mark the birthday celebration of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president, Raj Thackeray, who has turned 50 today. The petrol price was at Rs 84.26 in Mumbai on Thursday.
Since the announcement, people have been queuing up at petrol pump stations to get a tank full in their vehicle. It is not the first time that Thackeray has shown resentment over rising fuel prices. He has earlier also criticised the BJP government over its failure to control rising fuel prices.
He also posted a cartoon showing a common man suffering in the hands of PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah due to rising fuel prices.
A party worker told ANI, “The waiver is being offered since 8 am in the morning and will continue till afternoon. Two-wheeler owners will be paying Rs 4-5 less at selected petrol stations in Maharashtra.” He added, “In Mumbai’s Shivadi Assemby Constituency, we are giving a relief of Rs 9 per litre on petrol.” Read More
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