Meanwhile, the increase pushed the petrol price in Delhi to Rs 80.38 per litre. A litre of petrol costs Rs 90.02 in Parbhani, which is located about 500 km away from Mumbai, due to higher local taxes and transportation cost. While a cut in excise duty that the central government levies will impact fiscal deficit, states like Bihar, Kerala, and Punjab are not in a position to cut sales tax (or VAT), the official, who wished not to be identified, said.
However, many feel that by attributing the price hike only on global factors must be taken with a pinch of salt, the BJP government is trying to shrug away its own responsibility of bringing fuel prices under the ambit of the Goods and the Services Tax (GST). The price of diesel increased by 15 paise; it is now Rs 77.47 per litre. "Under Modi, the country has reached a low", Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said while inaugurating his party's protest in Kochi. Train services were hit in Odisha during the "Bharat bandh" call. The government, he said, anticipates that worldwide oil prices, which together with a drop in the value of rupee has been fuelling the fuel price rise to record levels, will moderate in coming days to take pressure off. Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Punjab, Haryana The nationwide call of Opposition-sponsored "Bharat Bandh" against rising fuel prices evoked a mixed response in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh.
With the title "Truth of hike in petroleum prices", the ruling party with the help of bar diagrams explained that the percentage increase in the rise of fuels in 2018 is less than the increase during the previous two terms.
The announced from the Andhra Pradesh government came on the day the oppositions, led by Congress called a nationwide shutdown in a move to protest against the several issues, including the rise in the petrol and diesel prices across India.
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The BJP contested the charges and claims made by the Congress and other Opposition parties.
These fuel price figures were released by the BJP. Because the price is built up by excessive taxes on petrol and diesel. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "Everyone has a right to protest but what is happening today?"