Petrol and diesel prices: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday urged Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to reduce 'sky high' petrol and diesel prices in the state.
Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted: "High fuel prices have been eating into the Pbis pocket. Center’s late reduction of rates is a half measure! On behalf of SAD & Punjab, I demand that CM Charanjit Singh Channi take note from other states & reduce sky-high petrol and diesel prices by Rs 10. Punjab has suffered enough!"
The price of petrol in Punjab has reached Rs 111 mark while diesel has crossed Rs 100 mark.
The SAD president's statement comes after fuel prices across the country were reduced on Thursday after the Centre cut down excise duty to bring down its retail rates on the eve of Diwali.
In Delhi, petrol and diesel prices dropped by Rs 6.07 and Rs 11.75 to cost Rs 103.97 and Rs 86.67, respectively.
On Wednesday, the rates remained unchanged. Petrol and diesel rates were reduced by Rs 5.87 and Rs 12.48, respectively in Mumbai and are now priced at Rs 109.98 and Rs 94.14 per litre, respectively.
The Finance Ministry has urged the states "to commensurately reduce" VAT on petrol and diesel to give relief to consumers.