Transport fuel prices were hiked effective Friday midnight by Rs 3.13 per litre for petrol and by Rs 2.71 a litre for diesel, including state levies, state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) said.

Uttar Pradesh Congress president Nirmal Khatri said the farmers are already reeling under the impact of unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms and will now face more problems with the hike in diesel prices.

"Is this what the prime minister meant by acche din (good days)," Khatri said. He added that the Congress will oppose the fuel price hike tooth and nail.

He also demanded a rollback of the hike and pointed out that when international prices were down from what they were during the UPA regime, then why were prices being hiked domestically.

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