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This is another incident that a minister proved why political leaders are dumps. Our petroleum minister Veerappa Moily said to shut petrol pumps during night to save $25 billion on fuel imports which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the petroleum ministry.

Recently they have increased Rs 2.35 per liter in petrol price.

This is what he said: It (petrol pump timings) could be 8 am to 8 pm or something like that. We are still working on it. It may not be implemented on the highways though. Such measures are already in place in many other countries. We need to discipline ourselves. People will have to tighten their belt and some austerity measures have to be taken without affecting economic activity.

Only the stupid minister know how he can save money from this stupid and useless idea. Thank he is not our education minister.

But later he said this is not our idea. This is what he said: "It is not our idea. It is an idea which is coming from public and others. No decision has been taken to keep petrol pumps dry during any part of the day". We are toying with the ideas (on conserving fuel) that have come to us. That doesn't mean we have accepted them or are enforcing shutdowns. It is incorrect to say that any decision on shutting petrol pumps has been taken. But Mr minister you have almost take the idea.


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