After the centre's announcement to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel, all the BJP-ruled states have also announced cuts on VAT and other taxes on petroleum products, excluding Punjab and Odisha.
Both central government and states reduced tax on fuel on the eve of Diwali, while BJP-ruled states announced a further tax cut today.
Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: ‘Modi ji, Shed arrogance. Repeal the three 'black laws'. Stop Petrol-Diesel-Gas loot. Disdain for people's pain is harmful’.
Monday and Tuesday did not see any change in prices of petrol and diesel. Prior to this, the prices of both the fuel rose by 35 paise each for four consecutive days.
At the time of publishing, petrol in Delhi was being sold at Rs 105.49 per litre and diesel at Rs 94.22 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol rose to Rs 111.43 per litre and diesel to 102.15 per litre.
The petrol in capital Delhi is priced at Rs 105.14 a litre, while diesel is priced at Rs 93.87 per litre.
"Crude oil was the cheapest in the last 16 years in 2020-21. During corona, between March and May, 2020, when crude oil became cheaper, the central government increased the excise duty on petrol by Rs 13/litre and diesel by Rs 16/litre," a statement from the CTI said.
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