New Delhi (Sputnik): Considering petrol as a commodity worth being gifted, a group of youngsters in India’s Tamil Nadu carried a can of petrol to their newly wedded friend’s reception. The video went viral of social media, lending arsenal to the opposition that has been leading nationwide protests against fuel price hike.
The video now viral in the social media shows the young couple being greeted by friends and relatives during the wedding reception when all of a sudden a group of friends join in and hand them a can of petrol to which the entire crowd burst into laughter.
The video has emerged from the southern state of Tamil Nadu where petrol prices touched INR 85.15 ($ 1.17) per liter.
"The government is trying its best to give relief to the common man but provincial governments are not ready to share the burden. These kinds of gimmicks are only meant to gain publicity and nothing more than that," Sanjay Mayukh, media cell member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party told Sputnik.
Now that petrol has become a precious and expensive commodity it is an ideal wedding gift, Tamil Nadu begins the trend!— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) September 17, 2018
Wah Modiji wah! https://t.co/sSBAbCdMoe
Meanwhile, the main opposition Congress party, taking a dig on the government, said that the petrol pumps will have to recalibrate their machines soon if the prices keep on increasing.
"Petrol pumps in India are made with only enough slots to display two digit cost per liter of the fuel. If the cost per liter crosses 99 marks, they will have to reinstall the machine," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Sanghvi told a group of reporters on Monday.
Now this is called innovation:) Groom's friend gifts 5 litres of petrol as wedding gift!! pic.twitter.com/nYEFxrILfF
— Sandeep Phukan (@fewcan) September 17, 2018
— மு.குணசேகரன் (@GunasekaranMu) September 16, 2018