As fuel prices soar, Cong leader demands ‘subsidy’ on bicycles

New Delhi: Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill on Monday demanded subsidy on bicycles as retail prices of fuel continued to rise for the seventh consecutive day across the country.

In a statement, the Congress spokesperson said: “As the BJP will be soon fulfilling its mission “Aab ki baar petrol/diesel a100 paar (This time, petrol and diesel prices will cross Rs 100), the finance minister should consider announcing cycle subsidy since motor-vehicles will soon fall into rare usage category.”

“BJP Govt doesn’t believe in welfare but launching economic warfare against its own citizens” he added

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Petrol is now priced at Rs 88.99 a litre and diesel Rs 79.35 a litre in the national capital. In the last seven days, the price has gone up by Rs 2.06 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 2.56 a litre. Even in Mumbai, petrol price is just Rs 4 per litre short (Rs 95.46 a litre) of touching the three digit mark of Rs 100 per litre for the very first time anywhere in the country.

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