Amid rising petrol prices, Madhya Pradesh minister praises PM Modi
Bhopal : The petrol prices across the nation are on a rise continuously from past few days, in some places the retail price of Petrol has crossed Rs 100 per liter mark.
Currently, petrol is now Rs 96.32 per litre in Mumbai, over Rs 91 per litre in Chennai and Kolkata and Rs 89.88 per litre in Delhi.
While the opposition leaders are slamming government for not withdrawing the increased taxes on the fuel and burdening common man during the difficult times, Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his approach to promote solar and electric energy, which may decrease the oil demand.
"See... I want to congratulate Prime Minister... he made arrangements to control international oil prices (with) use of solar energy for transportation. Modiji's decision to bring electric vehicles will strengthen our control (over) oil pricing," Mr Sarang said when asked if the state was planning to cut taxes to give consumers some relief.
"... demand and supply decide (oil) prices in the global market. So, if we reduce the demand we will have control over prices. This is why Modiji has decided to bring in electric vehicles... we will be able to control the prices of oil," he declared.
Last week, the Centre had announced a subsidy of Rs 10,000 crores on the electric vehicles.