Rahul terms one paisa fuel price cut as 'prank'

Hours after the Centre on Wednesday reduced petrol and diesel prices by one paisa, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mocked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the childish response to the FuelChallenge that he had thrown at him and slammed him for his poor taste in pranks.

"Dear Prime Minister, you have cut the price of petrol and diesel today by 1 paisa. ONE paisa!?? If this is your idea of a prank, it is childish and in poor taste," tweeted Gandhi.

"P.S: A ONE paisa cut is not a suitable response to the #FuelChallenge I threw you last week," he added.

Prices of petrol and diesel were cut by one paisa on Wednesday after the Indian Oil Corp's (IOC) website initially showed a fall of around 50-60 paise per litre of the fuels.

The cut comes after 16 consecutive day of price increase since May 14 when fuel retailers ended the pre-Karnataka poll hiatus. For 19 days there were no movement in prices of both the fuels.

The Congress party on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government for failing to reduce prices of petroleum products and said it was engaged only in managing elections and headlines.



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