Petrol price hike hurting common man: Guj govt

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 00:16

Ahmedabad: Lashing out at the Congress-
led UPA government for the hike in petrol price, the Gujarat
government on Sunday said the move has affected the common people
who were already reeling under inflation.

"The unprecedented overnight increase of Rs 5 per
litre in the petrol price by the Congress-led UPA has breached
the trust of people," state spokesperson and Health Minister
Jaynarayan Vyas said in a statement.

"This has exposed the erratic policy of the union
government on fuel pricing," he said.

Vyas alleged that the union government, under the garb
of rise in international crude prices, passed the burden of
PSU oil companies onto the common people.

The consumption of petrol in Gujarat is pegged close
to 11.50 crore litres per month and at around 138 crore litres
per annum, he said.

Considering the growing economy of the state, the hike
in fuel prices would levy an additional burden of Rs 725 crore
on the people of Gujarat, Vyas said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 00:16

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