‘Full the tank, Modi government’s election offer is coming to an end…’ Rahul Gandhi taunts amid fears of hike in petrol and diesel prices

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Rahul Gandhi Attacks Modi Govt: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has made a scathing attack on the Modi government amid the possibility of increase in the price of petrol and diesel. In a tweet, he has advised people to get their car’s tank full immediately. Rahul has pointed to the increase in the price of petrol and diesel after the elections in five states (Rahul Hints Petrol Price Increase). He has said that the ‘election’ offer of the Modi government is about to end. The Congress leader has made this tweet amid reports that the prices of petrol and diesel will increase after the elections in five states. Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Saturday and wrote, ‘Get the petrol tank full immediately. The ‘election’ offer of the Modi government is going to end. In view of the elections in five states including UP, the prices of petrol and diesel have not increased for the last four months. At the same time, the prices of crude oil (crude) are increasing continuously in the international market. On Thursday, the price of crude had crossed $ 120 per barrel in the international market on Thursday. This is the highest level in 9 years. By the way, on Friday, the price had come down slightly to $ 111 a barrel. Despite this, the gap between the cost of oil and retail sales rates is widening. Retail fuel sellers (oil marketing companies) need to increase the price of petrol and diesel by more than Rs 12 per liter by March 16 to recover the cost. Congress leaders claim that after the elections are over, the prices of petrol and diesel will increase. ICICI Securities had said in a report that due to the increase in international crude prices in the last two months, state-owned oil marketing companies will have to increase fuel prices by Rs 12.1 per liter on or before March 16, 2022, to recover the cost. . If the margins of the oil companies are also included, then there will be a need to increase the price by Rs 15.1 per liter. The rise in the price of crude is being linked to the Russo-Ukraine war.

[Attribution to NBT]

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