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Fuel prices hike: 95 percent of people don't need petrol, says UP Minister

By Rajan Nath -- October 22, 2021 1:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Petrol and diesel prices in India: Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari on Thursday while defending the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central and Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of fuel prices hike said only a handful of people are using four-wheelers and around 95 percent of people don't need petrol.

Comparing the increase in fuel prices with the per capita income, UP Minister for Sports said, "Only a handful of people use four-wheelers and need petrol. 95 percent of people in our society don't need petrol."

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"If you compare (fuel price) to per capita income, prices are very low now," Upendra Tiwari added.

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Further, lauding the Central and Uttar Pradesh government for the vaccination drive being carried out in the country, Tiwari said, "Over 100 cr vaccine doses were administered free of cost to people, free treatment for Corona Virus was given, free medicines are being given...so if you compare it with other states, prices have not increased much in Uttar Pradesh and in the Country."

Petrol and Diesel prices in India were increased by Rs 0.35 per litre on Thursday. The petrol and diesel prices were raised by Rs 0.35 and will be sold at Rs 106.54 per litre and Rs 95.27 per litre respectively in Delhi on Friday.

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In Mumbai, the petrol price stands at Rs 112.44 per litre and diesel would be sold at Rs 103.26 per litre, on Friday.

In a landmark achievement, India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 100 crore doses on Thursday. A total of 100 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far to eligible beneficiaries, according to the union health ministry.

-PTC News

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