Petrol, Diesel Prices Slashed; Chidambaram Criticizes Govt Move

Congress leader P Chidambaram criticized the BJP-led Central government’s decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by ₹2 per litre, likening it to previous tactics with LPG rates. State-run oil marketing companies announced the reduction, citing pre-election incentives. Prime Minister Modi’s welfare focus was highlighted by Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Prices will vary across cities, with Delhi selling petrol at ₹94.72 and diesel at ₹87.62 per litre.

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