Petrol price cut under judicial pressure: BJP

Jagdishpur(Amethi): Dismissing Congress` claim that it had asked the government to do everything possible to slash petrol prices, BJP today said the Centre took the step under judicial pressure. "The Kerala High Court has directed the oil companies to submit their three months balance sheet on how much loss they have incurred…the Centre`s decision to slash petrol prices has been taken under this pressure," BJP national vice- president Kalraj Mishra told reporters here.

Congress on Tuesday took credit for the slash in petrol prices, asserting that it had asked the government to do everything possible to bring it down. "The party has repeatedly said government should take all efforts to check the rise in oil prices as well as inflation. It`s a good decision and has given relief to common man," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi had said.