Sriganganagar News: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has besieged the Modi government regarding the daily rising prices of petrol and diesel. He said that the price of petrol and diesel has been increasing continuously for the last 11 days. This is the result of wrong economic policies of Modi government.
- Last Updated:February 20, 2021, 12:04 PM IST
Gehlot wrote on social media that the general public is suffering due to the prices of petrol and diesel. For the last 11 days, prices have been increasing continuously. This is the result of wrong economic policies of Modi government. Crude oil prices in the international market are currently half of the time of UPA, but the prices of petrol and diesel have reached an all-time high.
Let us know that the prices of petrol and diesel in Sriganganagar increased by 40 paise on Saturday, after which the price of 1 liter of petrol reached 101.22 and the price of premium petrol has increased to 104. Similar diesel has been priced at Rs 93.23 and turbo diesel is 96.90 per liter.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot targeted PM Modi through social media.
Gehlot said that the Modi government imposes excise duty of Rs 32.90 on petrol and Rs 31.80 per liter on diesel. Whereas in 2014, during the UPA government there was an excise duty of only Rs 9.20 on petrol and just Rs 3.46 on diesel. Modi government should reduce excise duty in the interest of common man without any delay.
Gehlot said that the Modi government has continuously reduced the basic excise duty on the part of the states and continuously increased the additional excise duty and special excise duty on the central portion only to fill its treasury. Due to this, state governments have to increase VAT to raise their economic resources. Due to Kovid, the state’s economy has been badly affected and the state’s revenue has decreased. But to give relief to the common people, the state government has reduced VAT by 2% in the last month itself.
Instead of giving any such relief, Modi government is increasing the prices of petrol and diesel every day. Some people spread the rumor that the Rajasthan government imposes the highest tax on petrol, so prices are high here. In BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh, petrol is taxed more than Rajasthan, so the price of petrol in Jaipur is less than Bhopal.