Later, standing on a bullock cart, he addressed a gathering where he alleged that the BJP-led government wanted to take money from the common man to give it to its "rich friends" and asked it to tell the people why they were not reducing the price of petrol in the country.
"The BJP Government collected Rs 10 lakh crore in taxes on Petrol/LPG/Diesel since 2014. Yet, NO relief in prices for our citizens. This video shows the truth about fuel prices under PM Modi," Gandhi said on Twitter using the hashtag 'BJPReducePetrolPrices'.
Diesel prices touched an all-time high today with a litre of diesel costing Rs 65.27 in Delhi and Rs 69.50 in Mumbai
Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI), is the main price gauge that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tracks
The government had earlier set a target of 1 billion tonnes of coal output by FY2019-20 for Coal India (CIL).
With the rail network at its best carrying 320 rakes of fuel from coal pitheads to power plants every day, the road network can help boost supplies to power producers as a short-term measure.
The move will help airlines in bringing down their operational costs of which fuel expenses is a major component.
Speaking during a discussion of Budgetary demands of his department in the Legislative Assembly, Finance Minister Nitin Patel also indicated that the Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel is not likely to be reduced.
Cooking gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales increased 7.9 percent to 1.95 million tonnes, while naphtha sales fell 10.7 percent to 0.96 million tonnes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who faces elections in key states later this year, and a nationwide election in early 2019, has faced pressure over a rise in retail prices of petrol and diesel to a record level.
Fuel prices are now dynamic and unregulated which means prices change on a daily basis based on the crude oil rates and the demand and supply mechanism.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.39 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 17.41 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.
In the current fiscal, domestic companies have raised Rs 49,175 crore between April and October, which is more than the amount raised between FY12-FY16 put together.
Lars Ronnas, Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, on his first visit to India, also asserted that there are "very strong interests" in his country for bilateral cooperation in this field.
According to statement issued by the bank, the announcement was made during the inauguration of HPCL fuel station as banking point in the Manikonda HPCL fuel station here.
Move follows the Centre decision to bring down down excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre
Speaking at the India Economic Summit of the WEF, he said the sector if given benefits in terms of taxation and cost, there is no reason why India will not emerge as the fastest growing aviation market in the world in the next decade.
The relief to the consumers comes at the expense of government finances that are already struggling
India's refining capacity must increase to 465 million tonnes by 2040, from about 230 million tonnes currently, and investments are already being made, said Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Indian Oil Corp's executive director of operations.
China imported 1.6 million tonnes of coal from North Korea, according to data from Beijing's General Administration of Customs, the first since February when Beijing banned purchases of the fuel from its northern neighbour.
"Last year, the majority of the demand growth (was) other products and gasoline. Diesel only made up 27 percent of year-on-year demand growth. This year it is 50 percent and that is huge," said Mike Muller, Shell's vice president of crude trading and supply, at an industry conference in Singapore.
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 15.75 million tonnes in August, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed on Tuesday.
"Some countries have made a timeline for when to stop the production and sales of traditional fuel cars," Xin, vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, was quoted as saying at an auto industry event in the city of Tianjin on Saturday.
Rosneft will get a 49.13 percent stake in Essar and the Trafigura-UCP consortium via Kesani Enterprises Company Limited will get another 49.13 percent stake.