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  India   All India  24 May 2018  Reduce fuel prices or face nationwide agitation: Rahul's challenge to PM Modi

Reduce fuel prices or face nationwide agitation: Rahul's challenge to PM Modi

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Published : May 24, 2018, 5:25 pm IST
Updated : May 24, 2018, 5:25 pm IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he will be looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response.

 Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either cut down fuel prices or be ready to face a nationwide agitation by the Congress. (Photo: File)
  Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either cut down fuel prices or be ready to face a nationwide agitation by the Congress. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Challenges for Prime Minister Narendra Modi started pouring in soon after he accepted the fitness challenge by cricketer Virat Kohli. Rahul Gandhi too has thrown up a challenge before PM Modi which is no way close to fitness.

In a tweet, the Congress president said that the Prime Minister should either cut down fuel prices or be ready to face a nationwide agitation by the Congress.

Earlier, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav tweeted asking PM Modi to accept the challenge to provide jobs to young, relief to farmers, promise of no violence against Dalits and minorities.

Read: After Kohli, Tejashwi Yadav tweets challenge to PM Modi and it's not on fitness

Cricketer Virat Kohli on Wednesday evening shared a fitness video of himself and extended a fitness challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who tweeted that he will soon upload his fitness video. “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon,” the PM wrote

Read: PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli's 'fitness challenge', will post video soon

Rahul Gandhi’s challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi came as petrol and diesel prices continue to touch new highs.  

On Thursday, petrol price touched Rs 85.29 per litre in Mumbai, while in Delhi the price rose to a new record of Rs 77.47 per litre.

Similarly, the diesel rates have also touched a high of Rs 68.53 and Rs 72.96 per litre in Delhi and Mumbai, respectively.

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