Moily says cannot abruptly end diesel subsidies

NEW DELHI Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:33pm IST

A worker fills a car with diesel at a fuel station in Ahmedabad September 13, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A worker fills a car with diesel at a fuel station in Ahmedabad September 13, 2012.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India cannot abruptly put an end to diesel subsidies, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily told television channel CNN-IBN on Thursday, after the government gave some liberty to state-run oil marketing companies to set diesel prices.

(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Jo Winterbottom)

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