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The duty on IMFL has not been reviewed since 2013, a senior official of the state excise department said on the condition of anonymity.
The plea, filed through advocate A Maitri, said the government cannot delegate the powers to oil firm for fixing the daily price of petrol and diesel.
Currently, the sales tax on petrol and diesel is 32 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.
Fuel prices in the country have been rising almost daily since August 1. They fell only once on August 13 and have been on record levels for over two weeks now.
The minister added that central government had already deducted excise duty on petrol and diesel a few months ago.
Watch: Auto driver roughed up by BJP cadres for questioning TN chief Tamilisai about fuel price hike
Petrol price in Chennai has breached the Rs 85 mark and is being sold at Rs 85.31 per litre while diesel is being sold at Rs 78.00 per litre.
Most Asian markets slipped amid reports Washington was about to announce a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports, setting the stage for possible reprisals by Beijing.
Petrol in Delhi, which is cheapest among the four metros due to lower taxes, rose to Rs 81.91 per litre on Sunday.
Petrol price touched Rs 85.15 per litre in Tamil Nadu, one of the highest prices in the country.
Abhishek Singhvi condemned the remarks made by Union minister Ramdas Athawale on petrol and diesel, saying they are 'insensitive' and a 'cruel joke' on the people of the country.
Ramdev sidestepped a question on whether he still had faith in Modi which he had reposed in 2014.
In a statement issued in Mumbai, Athawale, a BJP ally and the Union Minister of State for Social Justice, said that he understands people are getting affected by the rising fuel prices.
Karnataka is likely to bring down the State VAT on petroleum products from Monday that will give relief to users between Rs 2 to 3 per liter on prevailing prices in the State.
In a series of tweets, he attacked the Narendra Modi government for allegedly failing to curb the flow of black money in the economy.
In New Delhi, petrol is being sold 35 paise higher at Rs 81.63 per litre, while the price of diesel has been hiked by 24 paise to Rs 73.54 per litre.