Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Central government should celebrate the "centenaries" just like it did for 100 crore COVID vaccinations.
Taking to Twitter handle, Chidambaram wrote: "PM Modi led his ministers in celebrating 100 crore vaccinations. He should also lead by example in celebrating other centenaries: Petrol crossed Rs 100 per litre a few weeks ago and now Diesel has crossed Re 100 per litre. When gas cylinder crosses Rs 1,000 per cylinder, there will be another opportunity to celebrate."
The skyrocketing fuel prices in the country are not going to come down right away. The Union government is in discussions with numerous oil-exporting countries on the issue of supply and demand of oils but there is no possibility of immediate relief in prices. As crude oil prices rise globally, the petroleum ministry has called on the energy ministries of many countries like as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Russia and others.