The government decision to lift decades of control on petroleum as it hiked the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, not only ran into opposition from its own allies, opposition parties but our readers too slammed the decision on social networking site Twitter.
One of the HT readers, debajitbasu@Twitter.com tweeted, 'this fuel price rise will effect all of us, big time.....'
The government decision will result in petrol becoming costlier by Rs 3.50, diesel by Rs.2 a litre, kerosene by Rs.3 a litre and cooking gas by Rs.35 per cylinder.
Petroleum Secretary S. Sundareshan sympathised with the public and said "We are fully aware of the sentiments of the people."
Some HT readers managed to find humour in it.
Taking the decision with a pinch of salt, Rangeenpanda@Twitter.com said, 'isn't that obvious coming from Congress? Especially since Italy lost yesterday...'
However, there were some who seemed to disagree with so much opposition over hike in the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and LPG.
An HT reader, shapedbyshakeeb@Twitter.com wrote 'fuel price is rising everywhere in the world so if it's hiked in India so what's big deal. It's the media which is creating a big fuss'.