Fuel prices have been on a constant rise, boring a hole in the common man's pocket. A litre of premium petrol is selling for Rs 100.44 for the first time ever in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal. Non-premium petrol prices have also crossed Rs 100 in some parts of the country.
To mock the rising petrol prices, a man who is believed to be a youth Congress office bearer staged a demonstration with a cricket bat and a helmet at a petrol pump to state that petrol prices have hit a century.
After this image went viral on social media, netizens decided to take some potshots at the Centre.
What a way to protest! 😀https://t.co/z8d774HIcM— Ruchira Chaturvedi (@RuchiraC) February 16, 2021
Petrol in India @ 100 not out https://t.co/fbfVMHQa3K— Maddy (@distilled_view) February 16, 2021
Some of the older petrol pumps in the district are facing problems in handling the three-digit pricing. President of fuel pump owners' association Ajay Singh told Times of India, "Petroleum companies had already updated machines for the triple-digit price. There may be a few machines that weren't updated, but they will be, very soon."
Meanwhile, petrol prices surpassed Rs 100 in Rajasthan's Ganganagar district today. Price of non-premium petrol is Rs 100.13 per litre in the district as of February 17, 2021. The diesel price in Ganganagar is Rs 92.13 per litre. Nagarabandh, a small village in Madhya Pradesh's Annapur district also reported an unwelcome milestone on India's fuel map as one needs to shell out Rs 100.40 for every litre of petrol.