'Fuel prices will come down after winters', says Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Politics over the fuel price hike continues as Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated that the prices of fuels, which have surged past ₹100 in several cities triggering protests by the opposition, are likely to drop as winter ends and attributed the rising rates to an increase in demand during the season. Petrol was selling at ₹90.93 per litre and diesel at ₹81.31 in Delhi while the former cost ₹97.34 in Mumbai and the latter was ₹88.44 per litre. In Kolkata, the petrol was priced at ₹94.68 per litre and diesel at 84.20 per litre whereas they were selling for ₹93.98 and ₹86.21 respectively in Bengaluru. Watch!