Varanasi, 26 February: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan arrived in Varanasi on a two-day visit on Friday.
At Babatpur Airport, the Union Minister was welcomed by the BJP leaders along with the officials of the Ministry.
Talking to the media at the airport, on the question of continuous hike in the prices of domestic gas and petrol, the Union Minister said that prices have increased due to winter. If winter decreases, the price will also be reduced. Right now demand is high. These days, due to increase in the price of petroleum in the international market, consumers have been affected.
From the airport, the Union Minister left for Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Kaal Bhairav temple. After paying obeisance at both the temples, Union Minister visited Vindhyachal in Mirazapur district. After returning from there, he will stay the night in the guest house of the DLW.
On Saturday, he will participate in the Jayanti celebrations after performing prayer at the Sant Ravidas temple in Syargovardhanpur.
Union Minister from Siri Govardhanpur will reach Khidkiya Ghat and inspect CNG gas projects.
In the afternoon of Saturday, he will leave for Delhi after a review meeting to be held with the officers at the Circuit House.