'One paisa drop in fuel price is a prank?': Rahul mocks Modi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 30, 2018, 07:54 PM IST

File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:(PTI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over one paisa price cut and said ''If this is your idea of a prank, it’s childish and in poor taste.'' 

Rahul Gandhi tweeted ''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.''

Earlier in the day, Indian Oil announced on their website that they had cut oil prices in the country by 60 paise after sixteen consecutive days of high prices which had angered everyone.

However, cheer among the consumers short-lived, thanks to an error in the official website of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL). 

Petrol and diesel prices were actually cut by 1 paisa per litre each in the capital city of Delhi on Wednesday instead of a bigger cut that was reported earlier by India's largest fuel retailer.

Earlier in the morning, its website said that petrol and diesel prices have been reduced by 60 paise and 56 paise per litre respectively.