Shashi Tharoor Tweets Baba Ramdev Cartoon In Reply To Upswing In Fuel Prices Across India

The fuel prices across India are fluctuating each and are soaring to new highs. On Tuesday (February 16), the auto fuel prices hiked for the eighth consecutive day giving a pinch to the pocket of vehicle owners. The prices of petrol and diesel have reached all-time highs, and the government is allegedly showing no sign to curb the surge.

Taking the advantage of the situation, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a subtle swipe at the centre over soaring fuel prices in India. Taking to his Twitter handle, he tweeted a cartoon of yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

In the tweet, the cartoon showed Baba Ramdev doing a headstand pose at a fuel station. There is also a placard behind with the text “Litre Rs 90” written on it.  The picture has a caption written in Malayalam, which Mr Tharoor translated and posted with his tweet.

For the unknown, Shashi Tharoor is the Lok Sabha MP of Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. The tweet reads, "If you took yoga lessons from Baba Ramdev, you too could see petrol prices at 06 rupees a litre!”

The fuel prices across the four major cities in India reached all-time highs on February 16. It was owing to an increase in the rates by the oil marketing companies for an eighth consecutive day, this time by around Rs 30 paise.

Speaking of the petrol prices in the nation’s capital, it is being sold at Rs 82.29 per litre, whereas diesel is being retailed at Rs 79.70 per litre.

The fuel prices in the financial capital have soared and the price of petrol stands at Rs 95.75 per litre and diesel is being sold at Rs 86.72 a litre.

In Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), petrol prices hit Rs 100 per litre on Sunday, February 14.

The prices of auto fuel have shown an upswing across India ever since January 6, 2021, after remaining unchanged for almost a month.

The increase in the auto fuel prices comes amid a rally in global crude oil prices, as countries carry out vaccination drives. It is also because the business and markets re-opening to pre-health crisis normalcy.

by siddhi ajgoankar | Wed, Feb 17 - 10:51 AM

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