A man walks past a diesel and petrol gas pump at a Bharat Petroleum Corp. gas station in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg)  

Reduce Excise Duty, VAT On Petrol, Diesel, Sachin Pilot Says

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot demanded that the central and the state governments reduce excise duty and the value-added tax on petrol and diesel.

Pilot condemned the unprecedented hike in prices of petrol and diesel prices, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the Centre and in Rajasthan were working to increase inflation.

He said that the people had voted the BJP to power for reducing inflation, but the party has breached the people's trust.

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Pilot said that crude oil prices in the international market had reduced drastically than it was when the UPA was in the Centre, but the present government was looting the people of their hard earned money by revising prices of petrol and diesel everyday.

He alleged that the BJP government had burdened people by levying more taxes on petrol products.