Amid the cheer of corporate tax cut and increases FDI inflow, amid the cheer of a possible new trade deal between India and the United States, diesel and petrol prices have seen the steepest rise since earlier this year. After undergoing seven consecutive hikes, petrol is now dearer by almost 2 rupees and diesel by 1.5 rupees. But this is being attributed to the oil crisis in the gulf. How does the government propose to explain this to the common man. And what is the government's plan?