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Congress President Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and demanded a reduction in the petrol and diesel price.
The central government and the opposition’s opposition to the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country is increasing. Congress President Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this issue on Sunday and demanded to reduce the increased price. Now Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has responded to this issue.
He said that Sonia Gandhi should understand that Rajasthan, Maharashtra are the states which levy the most tax and both are Congress government. During the lockdown, both the center and the state’s earnings were affected. Large spending from the Center has been spent on creating new jobs.
On rising prices, the Union Minister said that the prices of crude oil are increasing in the international market, which is affecting the common man. It will gradually decrease in the coming days.
Questions raised on excise duty
Sonia wrote that in the last six and a half years, the government has increased excise duty on diesel by 820% and on petrol by 258%. With this, the government has earned 21 lakh crores from the people. Now this money should reach the people for whom it has been collected.
Country’s middle class in trouble: Sonia
He wrote that large-scale jobs have ended in the country and people’s incomes have also come down. The middle class of the country is struggling with troubles at the moment. Inflation has increased in the country and the prices of essential commodities have also been increased. This has added to the worries of the people, but even in such difficult circumstances, the government is not giving up the benefits of the people’s troubles and troubles.
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.