Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
DIESEL HIKED BY ₹5 SINCE STATE POLL RESULTS
NEW DELHI: The hike in fuel prices continued for the 20th time in 35 days, making petrol costlier by ₹4.91 per litre on Monday and diesel ₹5.49 across the country since May 4, a couple of days after results of five assembly polls were declared.
State-run oil companies raised petrol prices by 28 paise per litre and diesel by 27 paise a litre on Monday.
The unidirectional upward movement since May 4 saw petrol breaching ₹100-mark in various cities across the country, particularly in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.