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Government considering steps to keep rising fuel prices in check: Dhramendra Pradhan

New Delhi: Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that “The government is looking at ways to keep rising fuel prices in check.”

The statement of the union minister has come after the retail price of Petrol and Diesel have touched a record high in Mumbai and Delhi on Monday.

In a televised speech Mr Pradhan said that “Various alternatives are being looked at, we’ll work out something soon.” While the Union Minister didn’t provide any details regarding this.

The Narendra Modi led BJP government has been severely criticized for failing to rein in rising fuel prices by the opposition parties as well as the common people.

Industry lobby group FICCI also called for an immediate cut in the excise duty on oil imports.

 

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