Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said about the hike in fuel prices that despite the Kovid-19 pandemic, the government is doing its best and now the states should also take responsibility for it.
New Delhi, ANI. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said about the hike in fuel prices that despite the Kovid-19 pandemic, the government is doing its best and now the states should also take responsibility for it. “During the tenure of the Modi government, the hike in fuel prices was the lowest at 30 per cent and not 80 per cent. Along with this, the government started many other schemes.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, ‘We have not yet recovered from the epidemic, still 80 crore people are being given free ration and vaccination is going on. Ukraine-Russia dispute is going on, oil prices have increased from $ 19.56 a barrel to $ 130 a barrel. Earlier, the Center used to charge an excise duty of Rs 32 on petrol and diesel, which has been cut. The Center has taken its responsibility. States should also take responsibility.
He further said that half of the VAT that non-BJP ruled states are levying has been levied in BJP ruled states. The difference in petrol prices between BJP and non-BJP ruled states is Rs 15-20. Earlier on Thursday also, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told that 40 percent of the expenditure in operating the aircraft is fuel. In the states of the country where there is no BJP government, more than 25 percent VAT is being charged on aircraft fuel, whereas it is only one percent in BJP ruled states.