Reduction in fuel prices on Wednesday filled us all with a glimmer of hope, as the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) website announced that the prices had been slashed up to 60 paise. This is the first time that the fuel prices had gone down after a 16-day hike that triggered protests all over the country.
Hours after the declaration was made, the government rescinded the announcement saying that the reduction was only for 1 paise and not 60 p. “The reduction was supposed to be 1 paisa but due to a clerical error the price prevalent on May 25 was communicated as today’s price,” PTI quoted an official of an oil company.
The government probably couldn’t handle our excitement over the 60 p reduction and decided to go “haha, fooled ya” on us. But, the Twitterati would not let this mean joke slide so easily. Most of them poked fun at the government or the oil companies for deciding to do everyone a favour with this generosity.
Making future plans be like
1 paisa Kam ho gya petrol
Ab jo savings hogi wo FD karaunga.@TheOfficialSBI please suggest some plans.
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) May 30, 2018
This is what strategic planning looks like
Saved a lot of money…Need a Financial Adviser to invest my money. #PetrolPrice
— Chandan Sonie (@eChandanSoni) May 30, 2018
Sarcasm is on point
Such a huge cut in price – thanks Indian Oil, won’t they incur massive loss or may shut down sooner because of this ???
— RossRio (@RossRigg) May 30, 2018
Spoilt for choice
— Jayram Yerra (@jayyerra) May 30, 2018
— Vimal Lakhotia (@vimallakhotia) May 30, 2018
This Bollywood reference
Reminds me of Hindi Movie – Aaj ka MLA Ram Avtar, in which rajesh Khanna increases prices many fields and then decrease by few rs.
— Rajender (@rkk999) May 30, 2018
Has anyone spotted them guzzling shots of fuel?
THE PROBLEM IS ALL CONGRESS NETAS AND GANDHI FAMILY DRINKING OIL LIKE ANYTHING. SOME OTHER PETROLIUM OR LUBRICANTS TO BE GIVEN TO THEM. OIL MOILY DRANK SO MUCH PETROL.
— RAJASHEKHAR ARADHYS (@RAJASHEKHARARA4) May 30, 2018
All thanks to the oil companies
What a princely price reduction we are thankful to Indian Oil for small mercies bestowed on the Indian fuel consumers.
— Arvinder Singh Walia (@ArvinderSinghw1) May 30, 2018
Time is money
Petrol 60 paise nahi, 1 paisa kam hua hain
Aur ye batane ke liye inko 3 ghante lage
— Gulshankumar Wankar (@GulshanMWankar) May 30, 2018
A drop for 1 paise
After the 16 days streak of upward trend including 8 conservative days of nearly 30p hike, this is SUPER. Highly grateful! pic.twitter.com/afNbZBentq
— Saurabh Singh (@pajikukkadwale) May 30, 2018