The prices of petrol and diesel play an important role in increasing the inflation as the transportation of goods from one place to another becomes costly and the fuel prices also have a direct effect on the budget of the public. Any fluctuation in the prices of the fuel in global markets has an effect on the prices of fuel in the country and as per a report of a news channel, the prices of petrol and diesel have increased 15 times since May 4 which is certainly a new record.
The taxes that are charged by the state governments also affect the price of petrol and diesel in a state; for example – in New Delhi, the prices of petrol and diesel are Rs. 93.94/litre (after 26 paisa hike) and Rs. 84.89/litre (after 28 paisa hike), respectively but in Mumbai, the price of petrol has touched Rs. 100 mark.
— Salman Pathan (@Salmanp03578008) May 29, 2021
This was more than enough for netizens to lose their cool and they took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express their annoyance, frustration and despair. However, there were some who expressed themselves in a funny manner and these tweets are quite relatable:
— Ragini🦋 (@Sweet_Jalebi) May 29, 2021
— IndiaTrending.in (@IndiaTrendingin) May 27, 2021
— Being Singh (@definitely_7not) May 27, 2021
Public : Itna traffic badh gaya hai ki ghar se kahi par jane ke liye 2 ghante pehle nikalna parta hai.
Roads are too much crowded!!!!!
— Debanshi Biswas (@BiswasDebanshi) May 29, 2021
Sold Kidney for iPhone, selling iPhone for petrol now :3 #PetrolPrice
— Simran Negi (@simrannnegi) May 29, 2021
— Daksh Patel (@dakshpatel3739) May 29, 2021
— Palash Jain (@bhut_tezz) May 29, 2021
— Rachana (@Rachana07168090) May 30, 2021
— Naveen (@_naveenish) May 27, 2021
People: petrol diesel prizes hiked
Meanwhile Government: pic.twitter.com/tQHtG7TsfT
— Tanishq Ganu (@smart__leaks) May 27, 2021
— Ruthless Truth (@ruthlesstruth01) May 29, 2021
PETROL SCORES 100
— Clyde Crasto – क्लाईड क्रास्टो (@Clyde_Crasto) May 29, 2021
Me to Govt: pic.twitter.com/nBwzUfxLMc
— Bailbuddhi🐂 (@bailbuddhi) May 29, 2021
— नादान परिंदा (@ThatSaneGuy_) May 27, 2021
— Neha Matani (@mataninehaa) May 29, 2021
Though we Indians have the capability to smile in the toughest times, the hike in prices of petrol and diesel will affect people adversely as many people are already finding it difficult to survive due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of individuals have lost their livelihood while many have to manage with limited resources due to reduction in their payment and if the prices of necessary things will keep on increasing like this, it will be difficult for people to manage.
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