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Increase in diesel,LPG price not in radar: Govt

We are not considering hike in prices of diesel,domestic LPG and kerosene.

The government today said it is not considering increasing rates of diesel,LPG and kerosene even as it battles the fallout of last week’s steepest hike of Rs 7.50 a litre in petrol price.

“We are not considering hike in prices of diesel,domestic LPG and kerosene. It is out of question right now,” oil minister S Jaipal Reddy told reporters after a meeting of the inter-ministerial group on inflation,diesel pricing policy and protein-rich items. The IMG is headed by Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu and attended by secretaries of nine departments.

Reddy said no dates have yet been fixed for convening a meeting of a ministerial panel to decide on revising rates of diesel,LPG and kerosene.

“It was only a meeting of the inter-ministerial group to look at the question of inflation. I was requested to come and offer my insights before they finalise their group recommendations…I focused on the price of diesel and its impact on inflation as a whole,” he said.