September 11, 2018
Mamata Banerjee announces tax cut on fuel
Even as petrol prices soared to fresh record highs on Tuesday, Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a Re 1 cut in price.
“For the time being, we have decided to slash one rupee for each litre of petrol and diesel. We also demand that the central government consider cutting down the cess on diesel and petrol prices,” the CM told reporters at Nabanna, the state secretariat.
She also attacked the centre saying that the BJP-led central government hiked excise duty nine times, even when the global crude prices were falling. “Our government has never increased the sales tax or cess during all these years,” she said.
“Our government is always pro-people. We will never take any decision that will harm the interests of the people,” she said.