Readers react to fuel price hike on Twitter
The decision of the government to lift the decade long control on the petroleum products and hiking the prices of petrol diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, not only faced oppositions from its allies, opposition parties but also the readers of HT of the social networking site Twitter condemned the decision.
One of the readers of HT Debajit basu from twitter.com wrote that the price hike in fuel will affect all, big time. This decision of the Government will result in petrol becoming costlier by RS3.50 per liter, diesel Rs. 2 per liter, kerosene Rs 3 per liter and cooking gas Rs.35 per cylinder.
S. Sundareshan Petroleum Secretary sympathized with the public saying they were fully aware of the public sentiments. Some readers of HT managed to find humor in it.
Rangeenpanda from Twitter .com retorted twitting that it was likely for the Congress to comment in tat manner. There were people seen who disagreed to this strong opposition of the price hike of petroleum products
. According to HT reader Shakkel from twitter pointed out that the prices of petroleum products are increasing all over the world, so if the Indian govt. had hiked the price it is no big deal .according to him the media is creating the big fuss.
CPI (M)-led ruling LDF has called for a strike in Kerala to protest against the price hike in petroleum products.
Public transport and commercial vehicles were off the roads and normal life was disrupted on Saturday June 26. The 12 hours bandh was peaceful. Universities had to postpone the examinations scheduled for Saturday.Railways was not affected.
According to the chief minister of Kerala V S Achutanandan there was no explanation in the increase and it was a big blow for the general people.