Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu announces a reduction in fuel prices by Rs 2

Mumbai: In a bid to provide relief to consumers from the sky-rocketing prices of petrol and diesel, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu has announced a reduction of Rs 2 per litre in the prices of both petrol and diesel.

He had earlier criticised the Modi government on continues fuel price hike by saying that soon petrol and diesel would be sold at a whopping Rs 100 per litre and the Rupee will further fall to Rs 100 against US dollar.

Fuel prices continued to rise further on Monday with petrol being sold in Delhi at Rs 80.73 and diesel being sold at 72.83 per litre. Petrol and diesel prices are the highest in Mumbai with petrol being retailed at Rs 88.12 and diesel at Rs 77.32 per litre .

21 Opposition parties has unitedly called 'Bharat Band' on Monday to protest the hike in fuel prices and depreciation in Rupee, against the BJP-led government.