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We goofed up petrol prices with MLAs in Karnataka and tried to take it to 112: Petroleum ministry apologizes

25, May 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

Hectic bargaining was underway between the Congress and JD(S) for ministerial berths in the run-up to the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S) state chief H D Kumaraswamy, set to take place today.  All this happened after the BJP was not able to muster up 112 MLAs to form the government. A lot of discussions surrounding the number of MLAs required has impacted other entities too. The Petroleum ministry was constantly hearing the news about the number ‘112’ and so pushed the price so much that the petrol price will soon reach 112.


He has decided to take advise from Sachin Tendulkar to stop the petrol prices in the nervous nineties. Sachin had a problem with the nervous nineties where he lost his wicket many times and now the government wants to use this expertise. Sachin will sit with the Petroleum executives to discuss how to instill that nervousness into the petrol prices. Advise will also be taken from MS Dhoni to make sure the prices rise slowly just like his strike rate in recent games.

Currently, the petrol price is burning a hole in the pocket of customers and many have stopped using their private vehicle, except Gurgaon and Noida where people buy more cars when the price of Petrol increases. Now all eyes are on Sachin Tendulkar to fil the country with happiness again like the way he did in his playing days. Cutting down state taxes and excise duty on petrol will be tried once the Sachin formula fails. We can only wait and watch if Petrol reaches 100 first on Dhoni’s strike rate in the next match