The Morung Express

No relief in sight from rising oil prices

New Delhi, September 12 (IANS): There is no relief in sight from the rising petrol, diesel and gas prices which are burning a hole in the consumers’ pockets.

 

The government on Wednesday eluded questions on the subject at an official media briefing here, with Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asserting that he would not answer questions outside of the day’s Cabinet decisions.

 

“We will confine ourselves to the Cabinet decisions only,” Pradhan told IANS when asked if a relief was in the offing from soaring oil prices.

 

The Minister also chose to keep mum when asked if the Union Cabinet discussed the issue on Wednesday.

 

On Monday, Pradhan had an hour-long meeting with BJP President Amit Shah after the opposition organised a Bharat bandh on the issue.