With tension in Syria and many other factors internationally causing crude prices to soar, the Congress and the BJP are trading charges at each other.
This is especially as the Congress hopes to make it big poll agenda in the upcoming state polls.
It need be mentioned that fuel prices have scaling down in the state capital over the past 3-4 days.
There are thus speculations that the central government may have asked oil marketing companies (OMCs) to stop the daily revision of prices till the Karnataka polls.
The crude oil prices (Brent), based on which fuel prices are revised daily, however, has gone up from $68.65 per barrel (day’s closing) on April 9 to $72.02 on April 12.
BJP has sought to put blame on Congress highlighting the fact that the Siddaramaiah-led government did not heed petroleum minister ‘s appeal to reduce local taxes.>