‘Fuel stations are tax-collecting booths for Centre’: U T Khader

Source: DHNS | Published on 18th June 2021, 8:51 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: MLA U T Khader regretted that fuel stations have become tax-collecting booths for the Centre.

He told media persons at the Circuit House on Thursday that the hike in fuel prices had affected the common man. BJP government’s achievement in last seven years is petrol price breaching the Rs 100 mark. Due to hike in the prices of fuel, even prices of essentials had skyrocketed.

When the UPA government was in power, the tax for diesel was 3.46% now it is 920%. Tax for petrol was 9.20% in 2014, now it is 357%. Gas price has doubled to Rs 820 without any subsidy, while in 2014 it was Rs 410,”  Khader said.

“The government claims that they do not have control over the international market. But prior to elections, they were in control of the international market and reduced prices,” he added.

Khader said BJP leaders by justifying hike in petrol prices had compared it to the price of fishes. “They have insulted fishers and leaders who made such statements should apologise, he demanded.

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