As the nation reels under the impact of rising fuel prices, a PIL was moved in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday against the daily change in the rates of petrol and diesel in the country.
The public interest litigation was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao, which allowed it to be listed for hearing on Wednesday.
The plea by Puja Mahajan, a resident of the national capital, sought directions to the central government to treat petrol and diesel as “essential commodities” and fix a “fair price” for the petroleum products.
The petition, filed through advocate A Maitri, alleged that the government had “indirectly given implied consent” to the oil manufacturing companies (OMCs) to hike the petrol and diesel prices at their own “whims and fancies”.
It claimed that the implied consent was evident from the lack of revision in fuel prices for around 22 days in the run-up to the Karnataka Assembly polls. Read More
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