As polls approach, Modi’s government set to start an evil game of fooling people into ensuring lower fuel prices


The behavior of fuel prices in India is becoming regular. Three distinct patterns emerge, compared to the elections in the country in the movement of prices of petroleum products. These phases fall under pre-electoral, electoral and post-electoral scenarios. The pattern has been repeated ad nauseam even as the government claims that prices are a function of market forces and that neither the government nor the production and marketing companies play a role.

With the results of the three Lok Sabha by-elections and 29 legislative elections in 11 states already out and a crucial round of regular parliamentary elections in some of the most important states, including Uttar Pradesh, around the corner from a on the one hand, and the constantly rising international crude oil prices, on the other hand, all the conditions required for the pre-electoral phase to begin to play out have been met. And that means the second phase is on its way.

The behavior of fuel prices in India is becoming regular. Three distinct patterns emerge, compared to the elections in the country in the movement of prices of petroleum products. These phases fall under pre-electoral, electoral and post-electoral scenarios. The pattern has been repeated ad nauseam even as the government claims that prices are a function of market forces and that neither the government nor the production and marketing companies play a role.

With the results of the three Lok Sabha by-elections and 29 legislative elections in 11 states already out and a crucial round of regular parliamentary elections in some of the most important states, including Uttar Pradesh, around the corner from a on the one hand, and the constantly rising international crude oil prices, on the other hand, all the conditions required for the pre-electoral phase to begin to play out have been met. And that means the second phase is on its way.

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