Amid the ongoing rage over the BJP government by the voters in the nation, especially in Mumbai and the national capital, the Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Monday announced the coalition government’s decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre.
The announcement comes in the wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has cut taxes on fuel by Rs 2 and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by Re 1.
“Today, this coalition government has decided to reduce both petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre,” Kumaraswamy, who heads a JD(S)-Congress government, said while addressing an event here.
Fuel prices have been climbing since August 16.
The rising fuel prices have created a political storm with the Opposition launching a scathing attack against the Narendra Modi government, which has cited international factors for it.
Fuel prices are the steepest in Maharashtra and the lowest in Andaman and Nicobar.