Congress leader Mahesh Joshi said on Wednesday that former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should raise the issue of rising prices of petrol and diesel not with the state government but with the Prime Minister. In fact, former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje had demanded from the Congress government of the state to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel. On this, the Congress has advised Vasundhara Raje to talk to PM Modi.
In response to this on Wednesday, Joshi said, "It would be better if Vasundhara ji talks to PM Modi on the issue of VAT on fuel. If the central government takes steps towards reducing fuel prices, the state government will not levy tax on fuel. ” Raje said yesterday that petrol and diesel prices were the most expensive in the country.
There is some relief from this hit of inflation: Vasundhara Raje
Vasundhara Raje tweeted in Hindi and said, "The state government should understand the pain of the common man and consider measures like reducing VAT on petrol and diesel. So that people will get some relief from this hit of inflation. "" During our tenure, we had to bear the financial burden of about two thousand crores of rupees on VAT on petrol and diesel, which can curb expensive prices. "
“Every citizen will be surprised to know that the most expensive petrol-diesel in India is being found in Rajasthan. During the tenure of the BJP government, we had reduced the VAT on petrol and diesel by 4 per cent and bear a financial burden of about two thousand crore rupees, which could have curbed the expensive price. ”