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In Delhi, the prices of petrol and diesel were both hiked by 14 paise.

Meanwhile, in Mumbai, petrol and diesel have touched a new high of Rs 88.26 and Rs 77.47 per litre respectively.

AAP leaders staged a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against the fuel price hike. The price of diesel increased by 15 paise; it is now Rs 77.47 per litre. The nationwide bandh affected the bus and train services.

"Congress party has never held Bharat Bandh before, we don't even believe in Bharat Bandh, but since the time Modi govt has come there has been a situation that led to this", said Congress leader Ashok Gehlot.

Retail prices of petrol and diesel breached record levels again on Tuesday with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) raising rates by 14 paise per litre each for the two automobile fuels in the national capital. While the dharna was on, Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy met the Prime Minister seeking a relief of Rs. 1,199 crore for flood-hit districts of the State. Since mid-August, petrol price has risen by Rs 3.24 a litre and diesel by Rs 3.74 per litre as rupee hit record low against the U.S. dollar, making imports costlier. Nearly half of the retail selling price of the two fuels is made up of Central and State taxes. On Monday, Andhra Pradesh government announced a reduction of tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 a litre.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is among the strongest critics of BJP, said she "in principle" supported the issue on which the Bharat Bandh was called but not the bandh.

The BJP contested the charges and claims made by the Congress and other Opposition parties.

Addressing the Legislative Assembly, the AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu accused the BJP government at the centre for not considering to reduce fuel prices despite earning large sums through various taxes.

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday blamed Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for the surge in worldwide prices of crude and said that the solution for the fuel price hike in not in government hands.

While the Bharatiya Janata Party also claimed that the shutdown was "unsuccessful" because people understand the reasons why petrol and diesel prices were going up, the Congress termed the bandh as successful.


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