Symbolic reduction in excise duty on petrol, diesel will not bring down inflation: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
The Centre recently reduced the central excise duty by Rs 5 and Rs 10 per litre on the prices of petrol and diesel respectively.
Banerjee alleged that the Union government has slashed excise duty recently on petrol and diesel, with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in five states.
An advocate from Pakistan's Lahore challenged the federal government's recent hike in petrol prices in the High Court and called it 'illegal'.
The Himachal Pradesh government announced on Thursday that Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol would be reduced by Rs 2 per litre and Rs 4.60 on diesel.
This decision definitely comes as a relief to citizens as fuel prices for a while have been rising constantly on account of the excise tax and VAT imposed by the Union government and state governments
A memorandum addressed to the President of India will also be submitted on the issue through the Governor.
Petrol and diesel prices witnessed a hike for the fifth consecutive day across the country on Sunday.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari says fuel prices don't matter, '95 per cent people don't need petrol'
Dismissing criticism over the rising fuel prices, Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari said 95 per cent people have no use for petrol.
Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre over rising prices of petrol and diesel and said the government is playing a cruel joke on the public.
49-year-old Bhabesh Kalita is a former minister who was appointed as the state BJP president in June this year.
Petrol prices increased by Rs 0.35 to Rs 105.14 per litre in the national capital while the price of diesel was raised by the same amount to Rs 93.87 per litre.
Petrol price was hiked by 30 paise per litre and diesel by 35 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Petrol price was increased by 30 paise per litre and diesel by 35 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Madhya Pradesh fuel price: Diesel crosses Rs 100 per litre-mark, petrol over Rs 111 in Bhopal, Indore
This is for the first time that the diesel price has crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark in Indore, claimed Paras Jain, the vice-president of Madhya Pradesh Federation of Petroleum Dealers Association.
The finance minister ruled out a cut in the excise duty on petrol and diesel for now, saying the government has to pay for the oil bonds issued by the UPA in the past.