Fuel price: 1 paise reduced, nation laughs

Fuel price: 1 paise reduced, nation laughs

Earlier today, the government shot itself in the foot when, due to a clerical error in its circular, the price of petrol was declared to be reduced by 60 paise a litre.  However, the actual cut is a mere 1 paisa.

Rahul Gandhi said, "Dear PM, You've cut the price of Petrol and Diesel today by 1 paisa. ONE paisa!?? If this is your idea of a prank, it’s childish and in poor taste. P.S. A ONE paisa cut is not a suitable response to the #FuelChallenge I threw you last week."

"The NDA Govt is losing the plot. Reducing petrol/diesel price by 1 paisa adds insult to injury. PM Modi is seen strolling in Indonesia & flying kites. Moral: as econ issues push common man, theatrical acts abroad are counter-productive," said KC Singh, a former diplomate.

The hashtag '1PaisaFuelJoke' has been floated to condemn the hilarious circular.