The News Scroll 11 September 2018  Last Updated at 3:52 pm | Source: PTI

West Bengal to cut petrol, diesel prices by 1 rupee per litre

West Bengal to cut petrol, diesel prices by 1 rupee per litre
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Kolkata, Sep 11 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will slash the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre.

She also urged the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices.

"For the time being, we have decided to slash one rupee for each litre of petrol and diesel. We also demand that the central government consider cutting down the cess on diesel and petrol prices," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo alleged that the BJP-led central government hiked excise duty nine times, even when the global crude prices were falling.

"Our government has never increased the sales tax or cess during all these years," she said. PTI SCH RBT RC


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