The price of petrol and diesel in the country has increased after four months. Diesel prices have increased by 76 to 86 paise since Tuesday morning. So there has been an increase of 76 to 84 paise in petrol prices. In Delhi, a liter of petrol will cost Rs 96.21 per liter while diesel will cost Rs 87.47 per liter. There was no increase in the price of both these fuels since November 4 last year.
Political opponents of the government alleged that the Modi government had prevented oil companies from raising prices due to the elections in five states. Oil companies on Sunday increased the price by Rs 25 per liter for bulk buyers of diesel after crude oil prices reached $112 a barrel in the international market. Oil dealers say that the retail price will be increased gradually.