The Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam tried to explain the consistent rise in the fuel price.
"Who buys petrol? Somebody who has a car, bike; certainly he is not starving. Somebody who can afford to pay has to pay," Kannanthanam told the media on Saturday.
"We are imposing the taxes so that the poor have a dignified life. Money being collected today is not being stolen by us. It is going to cost an enormous amount of money. So we are going to tax people who can afford to pay," he said.
The petrol and diesel prices have risen. The Petrol price in Delhi on Tuesday was at Rs. 70.38 per litre, whereas in Mumbai a litre of petrol costs Rs. 79.48.
In the few months, it can be seen the rise in prices of petrol and diesel due to which the people are worried. The people find it difficult to deal with the continuous rise of price.