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Get Punjab to reduce taxes on fuel, SAD asks Rahul

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

A day after a shutdown against rising fuel prices, Singh Badal on Tuesday asked its chief to direct his party's government in to reduce state taxes on fuel to ensure relief to the common man.

Claiming that concrete action and not "political tamashas" will help the people, the said was collecting a tax of Rs 23 and Rs 11 per litre respectively on petrol and diesel.

"This, along with 42 per cent central devolution of excise, was resulting in an annual tax collection of Rs 5,800 crore from in "

He said that should direct to follow the examples of and and reduce Value Added Tax and surcharge on petrol and diesel immediately.

"should also tell Punjabis why he has not given such direction till now even though petroleum prices in Punjab are the highest in and the third highest in the country," the former Deputy said in a statement here.

The was exposing the double speak on this most sensitive issue that concerns the well-being of the common man, Badal said.

"Surely, the can give relief to the common man as well as the farming community by reducing its share in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 10 per litre," the Akali added.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 18:06 IST
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