Thanks to Petrol Price Drop, Man Buys Sea-Facing Flat

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Thanks to Petrol Price Drop, Man Buys Sea-Facing Flat

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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he massive ₹2.5-₹5 drop in petrol prices has brought achche din for several bike/car-owners in the country. A number of people we spoke to (mostly hailing from NDA-ruled states) claimed that the government’s move had finally enabled them to buy those packets of peanuts they always desired.

For a few, like Professor Ajay Tyagi, the government’s generosity exceeded expectations. “I’ve always wanted to own a sea-facing flat in Mumbai, but was always wasting ₹2 on fuel,” he said. “Now, with my savings, I can finally afford a home redolent with the salty air of the sea mixed with the fragrance of dead weeds and dried fish. Thanks Jaitley ji!”

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