Youth Welfare Minister Upendra Tiwari, who had gone to attend the Amrit Mahotsav during the completion of 75th year of independence in Orai, has given a strange statement regarding petrol and diesel, saying that 95 percent of the people of the country do not use petrol.
On the one hand, while the rising prices of diesel and petrol in the country have made people helpless, a minister of the Uttar Pradesh government has given this shocking statement. UP Minister Upendra Tiwari said that only a handful of people have four wheeler vehicles, which need petrol. Tiwari said that 95 percent of the people do not really need petrol. Upendra did not stop here, he further said that till now more than 100 crore people in the country have been given free corona vaccine. If you compare oil prices with per capita income, then petrol prices are very low.
Meanwhile, petrol and diesel prices on Thursday were hiked by 35 paise per litre each, the second consecutive day of increase that took pump rates across the country to record high levels.
The price of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever level of Rs 106.54 a litre and Rs 112.44 per litre in Mumbai, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 103.26 a litre; while in Delhi, it costs Rs 95.27 per litre.
This is the second consecutive day of price hike. There was no change in rates on October 18 and 19, prior to which prices were hiked by 35 paise per litre each on four straight days.