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Saturday, 25 September 2021 2.10 AM IST

Fuel prices shoot Up: Shashi Tharoor slams Narendra Modi govt, says 'economic mismanagement & runaway tax hikes are to be blamed'

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NEW DELHI: Petrol prices on Friday crossed the Rs 90-mark in Bhopal, at their new all-time high. The petrol price in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal today cost Rs 91.59 per litre. The diesel price was also at its highest since July 2020.

The petrol price was at Rs 83.71 in Delhi, Rs 90.34 in Mumbai, Rs 86.51 in Chennai and Rs 85.19 in Kolkata on Friday. Shashi Tharoor slammed the Narendra Modi government for the hike in petrol prices is a prime example of government's failure. Taking to Twitter, he said, "With UPA it was world prices at $140 a barrel. With BJP world prices are at a third that level. Economic mismanagement and runaway tax hikes are to blame for this.

Diesel is currently retailing at Rs 73.87 per litre in Delhi, while petrol is retailing at Rs 83.71 per litre in the national capital. The diesel price was ar Rs 80.51 in Mumbai, Rs 79.21 in Chennai and Rs 77.44 in Kolkata on Friday.

The oil marketing companies have hiked the fuel prices around Rs 2 and Rs 3.50 respectively, which have risen by a quarter since early November.

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