Akhilesh demands roll back of hiked petrol and diesel prices

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LUCKNOW:

Samajwadi Party

national president

Akhilesh Yadav

on Tuesday demanded roll back of hiked

petrol

and

diesel prices

, claiming that in the

international market

, price of these fuels are decreasing.
"The

Centre

is used to hiking petrol-diesel prices. Even if their price decrease in the international market, in India it doesn't come down," he said in a statement issued here.
"In India, the maximum 279 per cent tax is taken on petroleum products due to which their price never comes down. In the past eight days over Rs 4.5 has been increased in petrol-diesel price. This is insensitiveness towards customers," he added.
Hike in the price directly affects farmers and the common man, and the economy, Yadav said advising the Centre to pass on the benefit of reduced prices to customers.

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