Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman started presenting the Union Budget 2021 in Parliament from 11 am on Monday. During the budget proposal, the government has proposed agri cess of Rs 2.5/ litre on petrol, Rs 4 on diesel.
While many interpreted it as a fuel price hike and petrol getting expensive, Finance Minister later clarified that there will be no rise in retail petrol/diesel prices despite new cess.
However, a flurry of hilarious reactions by netizens and middle-class people on social media were triggered by this fuel price 'hike' leaving the internet in splits.
See some of the reactions that are surely going to leave you with a good laugh-
— Anand Rajput (@AnandRa93130527) February 1, 2021
Govt increased #petrolPrice
— Balaji Nalawade (@Bididudy) September 18, 2020
— Rofl_Royal (@FkMaddy_786) February 1, 2021
Petrol, diesel prices hiked again, scale new highs. #PetrolPriceHike
*Petrol Price be like :- pic.twitter.com/0VW52g7JDY
— Anurag 💫🇮🇳 (@anu_tweets_) February 1, 2021
— Maرia khaن🐣 (@oye_hoyeMK) February 1, 2021
— Safdar ktk (@SafdarJano) February 1, 2021
— Rehaan 🇮🇳 (@sarcasticomega) February 1, 2021
— Vijay Mehta (@mehta_oye) January 30, 2021
Le my Bicycle to me right now pic.twitter.com/CTPflvs2st
— Insulter (@Insulter3730010) January 28, 2021