Congress holds nationwide protests towards rising gas costs, calls for rollback of excise obligation hike on petrol, diesel | India News

Congress holds nationwide protests towards rising gas costs, calls for rollback of excise obligation hike on petrol, diesel | India News


NEW DELHI: The Congress get together is holding a nationwide protest towards spiralling gas costs and have demanded the Centre to instantly roll again the hike in excise obligation on petrol and diesel.

The predominant opposition get together additionally demanded that gas ought to come beneath the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). According to stories, state and nationwide degree leaders of Congress, office-bearers and employees have been staging protests in Karnataka, Delhi, Punjab and other elements of the nation over the gas worth hike.

“When UPA was in power, tax on petrol & diesel was Rs 9.20. Now it is Rs 32. We demand complete rollback of excise duty hike on petrol-diesel. Fuel should come under the purview of GST,” Congress chief KC Venugopal stated.

Expressing concern over petrol worth touching Rs 100 per litre in Karnataka, the Congress state unit started a protest once more the steep hike in gas charges beneath the management of state chief DK Shivakumar.

“Hundreds of our party leaders, lawmakers and cadres will stage protests at about 5,000 petrol stations in cities and towns across the state from Friday against the soaring fuel prices,” Shivakumar had earlier stated. The 5-day protest will be held beneath the “100 not out campaign” in all 30 districts of the state.

In Bengaluru, senior leaders, together with former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar, Ramalinga Reddy and others are staging a protest on the Mahatma Gandhi statute within the Vidhana Soudha complicated.

“The BJP government at the Centre and in the state have betrayed the common man by increasing the retail price of petrol and diesel almost on every other day,” Siddaramaiah stated.

State-run oil advertising and marketing companies have cumulatively elevated retail worth of petrol by Rs 25.72 per litre and diesel by Rs 23.93 per litre over the weeks amid the pandemic`s second wave throughout the nation.

Members of the opposition get together`s frontal wings, together with Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, Kisan Congress, National Student Union of India (NSUI), and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) have prolonged their help to the protest.

Shivakumar famous that the NDA government has elevated gas costs 48 occasions over the past 5 months, together with 10 occasions in January, 16 occasions in February and May and 6 occasions within the first 9 days of June.

Fuel costs rise once more throughout the nation; petrol prices Rs 102/litre in Mumbai. The widespread man continues to face the warmth from rising gas costs as oil advertising and marketing firms as soon as once more determined to go on the rise in world oil charges to shoppers on Friday.

Accordingly, retail worth of petrol and diesel bought dearer by 29 paisa per litre and 28 paisa per litre to the touch new excessive of Rs 95.85 and Rs 86.75 per litre respectively in Delhi.

In town of Mumbai, where petrol costs crossed Rs 100 mark for the primary time ever on May 29, the gas worth reached new excessive of Rs 102.04 per litre on Friday.

Diesel costs additionally elevated within the metropolis to succeed in Rs 94.15 a litre, the very best amongst metros.

Across the nation, petrol and diesel costs elevated between 26-32 paisa per litre on Friday however its retail costs diversified relying on the extent of native taxes in several states.

Sri Ganganagar, a small metropolis in northernmost a part of Rajasthan close to the India-Pakistan border is all set to get the doubtful distinction of turning into the primary metropolis within the nation where retail costs of each auto fuels – petrol and diesel – will be hitting the century mark.

The metropolis already has the excellence of getting the very best pump worth of petrol throughout the nation at Rs 106.95 a litre. With diesel costs now rising there by one other 30 paisa per litre on Friday to succeed in Rs 99.81 a litre, town is only a day away to hit a century mark for this gas class as properly.

With Friday`s worth hike, gas costs have now elevated on 22 days and remained unchanged on 20 days since May 1. The 22 will increase have taken up petrol costs by Rs 5.45 per litre in Delhi. Similarly, diesel have elevated by Rs 6.03 per litre within the nationwide capital.

With world crude costs additionally rising on a pickup demand and depleting inventories of world’s largest gas guzzler – US, retail costs of gas in India is anticipated to agency up additional in coming days.

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