Ashok Gehlot, however, urged the Narendra Modi-led government to further reduce the fuel prices by Rs 10-15 per litre, saying though this would mean a loss of around Rs 3,500 crore for Rajasthan.
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Over 20 states, mostly NDA -ruled ones, followed suit by reducing VAT on fuel, but some states, including West Bengal, have not done so.
The Congress general secretary's attack on the government came over auto fuels now costing a third more than the rate at which aviation turbine fuel is sold to airlines.
The price cut in diesel is the fourth since August 18, when the reduction cycle began. All four reductions have been of 20 paise per litre each.
The soaring fuel price is burning a hole in the pockets of the citizens, whose monthly budget is already reeling under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Petrol price was increased by 35 paise per litre and diesel by 18 paise a litre, according to a price notification from state-owned fuel retailers.
Diesel price stood at Rs 86.22 per litre in Delhi while in Mumbai it is is Rs 93.58 per litre.
The hike - tenth this month - pushed petrol and diesel prices to an all-time high across the country.