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PM Modi Calls High-Level Meeting To Discuss Rising Fuel Prices, Falling Rupee

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| September 13 , 2018 , 15:37 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a high-level meeting over rising fuel prices and falling rupee value, media reported on Thursday.

The meeting is likely to happen in the next two days and will include top cabinet ministers and bureaucrats.

The meeting called by PM Modi comes day after the petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah.

PM Modi led government at centre facing criticism over the continuous rise in fuel prices.

On September 9 BJP ally in Maharashtra Shiv Sena put posters across Mumbai inked with rising cooking gas prices, petrol prices and diesel prices. Shiv Sena taking a dig at Modi government used a slogan of ‘Yehi hai acche din’ and compared previous fuel prices.

Also Read: Protesting Against Petrol & Diesel Price Hike, Shiv Sena Puts Up Posters, Compares Prices

With another all-time high, petrol price was recorded at Rs 81 per litre in Delhi, at Rs 88.39 per litre in Mumbai, at Rs 82.19 per litre in Chennai and at Rs 82.87 in Kolkata on Thursday.

While the diesel was recorded at Rs. 73.08 per litre in Delhi, at Rs. 77.58 per litre in Mumbai, at Rs. 77.25 per litre in Chennai and Rs. 74.93 per litre in Kolkata.

On the other hand, the Indian rupee stood at Rs 72.90 per dollar, near to a historic low of Rs 73.

The government is maintaining that external factors are responsible for both fuel price hike and rupee fall.