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India Rahul challenges Modi to cut fuel prices

21:06  24 may  2018
21:06  24 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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With the soaring petrol and diesel prices , Congress president Rahul Gandhi is leaving no chance to criticise PM Modi , holding him accountable for being ignorant about higher fuel prices .

Time For Tax Cut To Ease Fuel Price Spike? A day after he targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising fuel prices , Congress president Rahul Gandhi today took a jibe at PM Modi by tweeting a mock letter on his behalf to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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Taking a cue from the fitness challenge gone viral on Twitter, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring down petrol and diesel prices or face country-wide agitation. "Dear PM, Glad to see you accept the @imVkohli fitness challenge. Here's one from me: Reduce fuel prices or the Congress will do a nationwide agitation and force you to do so.

  Rahul challenges Modi to cut fuel prices © Getty Images

"I look forward to your response," Gandhi tweeted with the hashtag #FuelChallenge, a fitness campaign where people post their exercise regime on social media and challenge others to do the same.

Petrol prices in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 per litre mark on Thursday and was sold at Rs 85.29 per litre. The price of the fuel is already at an all-time high in Mumbai along with Delhi and Chennai and is now creating new benchmarks daily.

Diesel prices have reached unprecedented levels and set new records across the country. In Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, it was sold at Rs 68.53, Rs 71.08, Rs 72.96 and Rs 72.35 per litre respectively.

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Motorists have been warned that petrol and diesel prices are going to keep rising. It comes as prices at the pumps have already surged to a three-year high. The higher prices mean the average driver is now shelling out €100 more for petrol this year than they did over the course of last year.AA Ireland's Conor Faughnan said increases in the cost of crude oil and the rise in the value of the dollar were pushing up pump prices for Irish drivers.

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