Another price hike? The Government is meeting on Friday to discuss about a new price hike in fuel. The hike would be in the range of Rs 2 to 3.
Fuel prices in karnataka are the highest in the country because of higher tax component and 5 percent entry fee.
Now that the fuel price hikes are common, I feel many are not bothered. In Kerala however we celebrate every fuel price hike with a holiday(read hartal), mostly declared by the opposition party. Now since the opposition in Kerala are ruling the country, BJP helps Kerala in relaxing with a hartal. In 3 years there were numerous hikes in fuel. We observed one day of holiday for each, but then the prices are still increasing. All we got was few holidays.
Back to fuel price hike.
I remember an old joke which goes like this. (Warning : Bad Joke)
Guy #1 : Petrol prices hiked from 50/litre to 52/litre.
Guy #2 : Nah, its not going to bother me anyway.
Guy #1 : Why????
Guy #2 : I always fill up petrol for Rs 100..
<end of joke>
This would mean my monthly expenses are gonna increase, it’s already on the rise with the all the prices for essential commodities going up! I wonder when my house owner is going to knock on my door to demand a hike in rent.