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    Fuel prices in India are some of the highest in southern Asia, as Narendra Modi’s government point the finger at rising global crude oil prices. Not everyone is convinced, though.

    On Wednesday, the price of petrol hit a historic high at $1.4 approx per litre in some Indian states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. It comes after fuel rates were hiked for the ninth day in a row in the country.

    Many Indians reacted by aiming jokes at PM Modi’s government.

    While some people posted funny videos of alternate transport powered by ropes and bullock-drawn carts, one particular image of a man from Bhopal city celebrating record petrol price dressed as a cricketer went viral. 

    ​The government has previously argued that global crude oil prices have increased by over 50 percent to $63.3 per barrel since October 2020, forcing oil retailers to increase pump prices. 

     

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