‘I feel richer’: 1 paisa cut on petrol, diesel prices fuel jokes on Twitter
The “cruel joke” clearly did not go down well with people on social media. Twitter users vented their frustration taking swipes at the government while some resorted to cheeky one-liners to thank the oil companies for the “largesse”Updated: May 30, 2018 13:51 IST
Consumers on Wednesday woke up to learn that the petrol prices have been cut by 60 paise while diesel price went down by 59 paise, after a 16-day upward trend that saw protests across the country.
But the cheer was short lived as the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) soon clarified that there was a technical error. “The reduction was supposed to be 1 paisa but due to a clerical error the price prevalent on May 25 was communicated as today’s price,” PTI quoted a senior official of the the state owned Oil and Gas company as saying.
The “cruel joke” clearly did not go down well with people on social media. Twitter users vented their frustration taking swipes at the government while some resorted to cheeky one-liners to thank the oil companies for the “largesse”.
Here’s how consumers reacted on Twitter to the 1 paisa “dip”.
People got excited after hearing, petrol price cut by 1 paisa— Satish Suthar (@isatishsuthar) May 30, 2018
After 16-Day Surge, Petrol and Diesel Prices Are Cut By 1 Paisa a Litre. Yes, 1 Paisa🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Eo3g8mBIwS— Amareswara Rao.G (@amareswararaog) May 30, 2018
Indians calculating what to do with the money they’ll save after the heavy cut of 1 paisa in Petrol and Diesel prices pic.twitter.com/sI3joyBzXZ— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) May 30, 2018
Petrol 60 paise nahi, 1 paisa kam hua hain💧— Gulshankumar Wankar (@GulshanMWankar) May 30, 2018
Aur ye batane ke liye inko 3 ghante lage
1. When you realise petrol prices have dropped— Appurv Gupta-GuptaJi (@appurv_gupta) May 30, 2018
2. By 1 PAISA pic.twitter.com/iIs6KORRcO
What a big relief of 1 paisa after 16 days of upward rally on fuel prices, I am feeling so rich today.— Suhail Mukadam (@saimuk) May 30, 2018
SALE !! SALE !! SALE !!— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) May 30, 2018
Discount on Petrol of 1 Paisa https://t.co/sRM82diemQ
Finally, we get to see a drop in #petrol price in #Delhi.— Saurabh Singh (@pajikukkadwale) May 30, 2018
THANK YOU🙏 dear Modi Ji, Kejriwal Ji & Pradhan Ji for this noble act of reducing it by ONE PAISA.
After the 16 days streak of upward trend including 8 conservative days of nearly 30p hike, this is SUPER. Highly grateful! pic.twitter.com/afNbZBentq
A drop of oil pic.twitter.com/nV9ABTQCtn— Harinder Baweja (@shammybaweja) May 30, 2018