Fuel prices hike again, opposition calls for Bharat Bandh tomorrow

Updated:5 months, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress party, fuel prices have increased yet again on Sunday. In New Delhi, the price of petrol increased to Rs. 80.50 per litre, and diesel to Rs.72. 61 per litre, following an increase of 12 paise and 10 paise, respectively. The surge in fuel prices has affected people in Mumbai the most, with petrol retailing at Rs. 87.89 per litre and diesel at 77.09 per litre, after a 12 paise and 11 paise hike, respectively. The constant rise in fuel prices is strengthening citizens’ demand for government intervention in the matter. A nationwide shutdown will be observed on September 10 by the Congress, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), while left parties have given a separate call for bandh on the same day over the hike in fuel prices, the problem of farmers and unemployment issues.

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