Why Isn’t Govt Slashing Fuel Tax to Curb Petrol-Diesel Price Hike?
To put it into perspective, if on 3rd May petrol in Delhi was selling at Rs 90.55 a litre while diesel was selling at Rs 80.91, as of 14 June, petrol costs Rs 95.56 per litre in the capital and diesel Rs 86.47 a litre. In Mumbai, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 101.76 and diesel Rs 93.85 per litre.
While Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan did agree the price hikes are a problem, he also said that a lot of money has been spent on Covid vaccines, Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana and PM Kisan justifying that, "...In such dire times, we're saving money to spend on welfare schemes."
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