Cuddalore (TN): Friends of a man who got married here presented him with five litres of petrol, the price of which has skyrocketed, as a “wedding gift”.
The young man and his newly wedded wife were greeting guests & friends at a marriage hall when his friends trooped in and gave him the petrol in a five litre can as a gift, a Tamil television channel reported.
The man received the gift amid laughter all around, a 39-second video clip telecast by the channel showed.
Petrol price touched Rs 85.15/litre in Tamil Nadu, one of the highest in the country, and the fuel symbolised a commodity worthy of being given as a gift, his friends said.
BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said both the party and the government are concerned over the rising prices of petrol and diesel and that the government will soon come out with a stand.