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Sonia Gandhi said that the increase in oil prices should be withdrawn as soon as possible and the general public of the country should be given relief.
Politics has intensified due to rising prices of petrol diesel in the country. In West Bengal, the Mamta government has announced a reduction of one rupee in the state’s oil prices. This decision will be applicable from midnight on Sunday. Looking at the assembly elections, this decision of the Mamta government is being said to be important.
At the same time, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce the tax being imposed on oil. He wrote that their prices are at historical highs these days. I do not understand how any government can justify such thoughtless and insensitive decisions. These decisions are increasing the burden on the people of the country.
Withdrawal of increased rates: Sonia
He wrote, ‘I request you to take back these increases as soon as possible and provide relief to our middle class and salaried class, our farmers and the general public of the country along with the poor.’
Earlier Assam was cut by 5 rupees
Earlier, in the BJP-ruled state of Assam, the price of petrol and diesel was cut by Rs 5. It was announced in the Legislative Assembly on 12 February by the State Finance Minister Hemanta Vishwasarma.
Elections are to be held in 5 states including Assam this year
Assembly elections are due this year in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. In every state, the BJP has exerted its full force. The BJP is currently in Assam. In such a situation, the BJP wants to win the election here.
Prices increased 24 times in 52 days
Till 21 February this year, the rate of petrol and diesel has increased 14 times. During this time, petrol in Delhi has become expensive by Rs 4.03 and diesel by Rs 4.24. Earlier in January, the rate increased 10 times. During this time, the price of petrol was increased by Rs 2.59 and diesel by Rs 2.61. On the other hand, if you talk about 2021, petrol has become costlier by Rs 6.77 and diesel by Rs 7.10 per liter so far this year.
3 reasons why petrol and diesel are expensive
Crude oil is at the most expensive level in 13 months. Crude oil has become costlier by 23% so far this year. On January 1, Brent crude was priced at $ 51 per barrel. It has now crossed $ 63. The reason for this is that positive growth is being seen in economic activity worldwide. Fuel demand has increased due to this. The central government is not reducing excise duty on petrol and diesel. If you take the example of Delhi, then there is an excise duty of Rs 32.90 on a liter of petrol and Rs 31.80 on diesel. State governments also levy VAT on petrol and diesel. For example, one liter of petrol in Delhi includes VAT of Rs 20.61.