17 September 2021 16:38

Indian man poses in cricket gear as petrol makes century

A Youth Congress office-bearer found a unique way to show his displeasure at the rising petrol price in Madhya Pradesh, India.

The man demonstrated with a cricket helmet and a bat at a local petrol station.

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The man was referencing price of premium petrol crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark.

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Mocking the high prices of petrol in the state, a Twitter user shared the picture with a caption:

“After lot of hardwork and struggle finally !!
Century for Petrol!”

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According to reports, Madhya Pradesh levies the highest fuel taxes among all states in India.

The fuel prices in the state thus are amongst highest in the country and have increased 19 times in 2021.

Central and state taxes make up for over 61 per cent and about 56 per cent of the retail selling price of petrol and diesel respectively.

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Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan last week had told Parliament that the government is not considering a reduction in excise duty.

MP Petrol Pump Owners’ Association told The Wek that premium petrol sales constituted only 0.5 per cent of total petrol sales in the state.

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Normal petrol was being sold at Rs 96.37 and diesel at Rs 86.84 per litre.

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