Unexpected tax on petrol, diesel is a very serious matter across the country: Ashok Gehlot
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has targeted the Narendra Modi government at the Center regarding the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. While inaugurating the newly constructed Oxygen City Park in Kota on Wednesday, CM Gehlot demanded the Central Government to reduce the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG and said that unexpected tax on petrol and diesel is a very serious issue in the country.
The Central Government has abolished the share of State Governments in excise duty and imposed three new taxes like Special Excise Duty, Additional Excise Duty and Cess, in which the share of the States is zero. In such a situation, the states are facing huge revenue losses. At the same time, the central government expects the states to reduce their taxes. He said that VAT on petrol and diesel in the neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh is higher than in Rajasthan.
He said that despite the increase in international prices in the past, the price did not cross Rs 60, but today despite the low international prices, petrol is more than Rs 100 per liter. He has demanded from the Central Government to provide relief to the general public by reducing the prices of petrol and diesel on the same lines as the price of LPG has been reduced by Rs 200.
Besides, he also demanded to provide cylinders at Rs 500 under the Ujjwala scheme across the country like the Rajasthan government. The Chief Minister also called upon petrol pump operators not to participate in unnecessary strikes.