New Delhi : Congress has also raised questions about the government reducing the tax on the Center due to the continuous increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas in the country. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Tuesday that after seeing elections in five states, the Modi government is talking about reducing tax on petrol and diesel. He said that the government first increases the tax and then it is trying to reduce it for electoral benefits. However, the situation is that the government should reduce the current tax and bring it to the level of Congress-level of 2014.
In fact, the Congress party is an attacker on the Modi government over the price increase of petroleum products and LPG cylinders. In the same sequence, on Tuesday, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala has once again tweeted, accusing the Modi government of the Center of being anti-people. He said that at first the government loots the people, then after the announcement of elections, it is talking of providing tax relief after tax reduction. All this is an election stunt of the government.
Surjewala wrote in his tweet, ‘Seeing elections in five states, the Modi government is talking about reducing the tax on petrol and diesel, it should reduce all taxes raised by itself to the level of 2014-Congress. The excise duty of Rs 23.87 and Rs 28.37 / liter in petrol and diesel should be reduced, which has been increased by the Modi government. Subsidized cooking gas should also be brought down to Congress level.
Referring to the previous UPA government, Congress leader Surjewala said that in the years 2012-13 and 2013-14, the international price of LPG was 885.2 and $ 880.5. Despite this, the UPA government used to buy LPG at an expensive price and give huge subsidy to the general public. That’s why at that time people had to pay Rs 399 to 414 on a cylinder, while at present people have to spend Rs 819 for a cylinder.