The Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar, on Friday, July 9, advised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government to show a big heart and slash taxes on fuels in order to facilitate relief to the common citizens who are badly affected by the continuous hike in the prices of Petrol & Diesel. The price of Petrol & Diesel again saw a hike on Saturday, July 10 across the country.
The Maha Dy. CM was reacting to the claims made by former Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis that Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA) is levying taxes on taxes.
Pawar, a power pillar of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), refuted the claims made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Fadnavis recently that fuel prices in Maharashtra have risen due to state government levying taxes on taxes. When asked about Fadnavis’ allegations on his government in the state, Pawar said that MVA hasn’t increased the taxes on Petrol & Diesel since 2019 when MVA formed its government in the state.
Pawar said that state taxes on Petrol & Diesel is levied by the BJP & Shiv Sena alliance government before 2019. “We did not increase any taxes in consecutive budgets. Whatever taxes are there, they are imposed during their (BJP + Shiv Sena alliance government) tenure.” said Maha Dy. CM on Friday.
The NCP leader also revealed that the BJP led Central Government is earning around 3.5 to 4 lac crore with fuel taxes and that showing big heart to reduce the taxes is the need of the hour. “The central government is earning around 3.5-4 lac crore with the fuel tax. They should show big heart and reduce the taxes,” said Maha Dy. CM Pawar on Friday.
The Petrol & Diesel prices have recently seen a surge which is worrying the common men. The fuel price is amounting to the price hike in daily commodities of common men, hence the State as well as Central Government are required to relieve the stress on the shoulders of the common men by slashing the taxes. On Monday, July 12, the price of Petrol in Maharashtra’s Mumbai city got recorded as Rs. 107.20 while that of Diesel as Rs. 97.29.