CHENNAI: DMK leader M K Stalin on Thursday came down heavily on the Centre for failing to control fuel price hike and said it amounted to adding to the burden of people, who are already battling a pandemic.
“It is the duty of those in power to reduce the burden on people. But they are adding to the woes of the common man. Despite the fall in crude oil prices in the international market, the fuel prices are going up here,” Stalin said in a statement.
He said petrol price was Rs 90.18 per litre and diesel was being sold at Rs 83.18 per litre in Chennai.
When the livelihood of all sections of society was already affected badly, fuel price hike would increase inflation and hardship of the common man. “Since the BJP came to power, the price of crude oil has plummeted, but fuel price has been on the rise in India. The Centre’s aggressive taxing and the tax slapped by the state government are the reasons for the suffering of the people,” he said.
He took to social media and tweeted demanding that the Centre and state governments take necessary measures to bring down fuel prices.

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