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NCP hits out at Modi government over rising fuel prices

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The NCP Tuesday hit out at the central government over the rising fuel prices and questioned whether it was Narendra Modi's definition of 'achche din' (good days) for common people.

The Modi-led BJP had in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls used the slogan of 'achche din', assuring to better conditions for people.

"The prices of petrol, diesel and domestic gas have gone up substantially. The budget of the common people stands completely collapsed," said on

"The BJP had assured to bring down the prices after coming to power, but instead they are going upwards. Development is nowhere to be seen," he added.

Patil observed it is the homemakers who are at the receiving end of the rising prices as they are finding it increasingly difficult to manage family budget in limited income.

"The (per litre) rate of petrol seems to be on its way to be Rs 100. Is this your definition of achche din, Modi ji?" asked Patil.

Petrol and diesel prices hit fresh highs on Tuesday as rupee plunged to an all-time low, making imports costlier.

A 14 paisa per litre hike in petrol and diesel prices each Tuesday took the rates to an all-time high, according to price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

Petrol price in climbed to Rs 80.87 per litre, while in it inched up to Rs 88.26. A litre of diesel in the national capital was priced at Rs 72.97 and Rs 77.47 in

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 21:30 IST