Wrong Timing for the price hike

Whatever justification the Government may have had to decontrol petrol pricing to allow market conditions to rule things, there is a little doubt about the wrong timing of the act. Diesel is to follow the suit soon. Liquid petroleum, Gas prices, too, has gone up by Rupees 35 per cylinder. And the common man, already burdened so heavily by continually rising prices for the past one and a half years, stands almost totally floored by this recent step. Hence the nationwide outcry against the ill-timed move by the Government.