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West Bengal cuts Re 1 for every litre of petrol, diesel after Rajasthan, AP

West Bengal CM alleged that the BJP-led Centre has hiked the excise duty in nine instances even at a time when global prices were at a decline

Excise duty on fuel may be cut by Rs 1-1.5 to ease retail prices of petrol

After poll-bound Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan slashed petrol and diesel prices, the West Bengal government on Tuesday announced a reduction of Re 1 for every litre of fuel.  It follows a day after the Congress, alongside the Left Front and several regional parties staged a shutdown on Monday in protest against steep fuel prices amongst other issues. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) led government in Bengal, although supported the cause, refrained from participating in the shutdown and instead sabotaged it in the state drawing criticism from the local Congress ...