Government Should Shed Its Arrogance, Reduce Fuel Taxes: Congress
The Congress Saturday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of ignoring the problems of common man and asked to shed its "arrogance" and reduce the tax imposed on petrol, diesel and LPG.
Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the government should immediately rollback the additional taxes of Rs 23.78 and Rs 28.37 per litre on petrol and diesel respectively, which will help bring down fuel prices.
He quoted PM Modi's words as Gujarat chief minister to urge the government to reduce the high tax components on petroleum products. Mr Singhvi said the common man is already hurt due to rising inflation and joblessness amid a decline in the economy post the pandemic.
The Prime Minister may ignore the Congress' demand, but he should at least listen to his own words as Gujarat Chief Minister during the UPA regime at the Centre, or may heed RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das's advice that the rising fuel prices will have a cascading effect, the Congress leader said.