CPI(M) holds protest in Kerala over fuel price hike

·1-min read

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (PTI) The CPI(M) in Kerala on Sunday protested against the rising fuel prices in the country.

The protesters cooked food in 'chulhas' (earthen stoves) in at least one lakh locations across the state, the party said.

The CPI (M) workers, especially women, joined the stir at all major towns in the state and cooked food on chulhas against the rise in fuel and LPG prices in the country, the party said in a statement.

The price of petrol on Saturday touched an all-time high of Rs 97 per litre in Mumbai while diesel rate crossed the Rs 88-mark.

This was the 12th straight day of the price hike and the largest daily increase since oil companies started to revise rates on a daily basis in 2017.

The increase pushed the petrol price to Rs 90.58 a litre in Delhi and to Rs 97 in Mumbai.

Petrol price has already surged past the Rs 100-mark in some places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, which levy the highest VAT on the fuel.PTI RRT NVG NVG