#ReliefForKarnataka: Kumaraswamy cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2/liter
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today announced the JD(S)-Congress government's decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 2/liter. The announcement comes in wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices. AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu had cut taxes on fuel by Rs. 2 and WB CM Mamata Banerjee by Re. 1.
Fuel prices have been climbing since August 16
Fuel prices have been climbing since August 16. The rising fuel prices have created a political storm with the Opposition launching a scathing attack against the Narendra Modi government, which has cited international factors for it.