Taking a jibe at the NDA-ruled state governments the Karnataka BJP on Thursday questioned for not delivering on promises for cutting state tax on fuel.
The remarks were made after Karnataka government issued a notification reducing the price of diesel and petrol by Rs 7 per litre, following similar reduction of Rs 10 and Rs 5 respectively by the Centre.
“Opposition Parties were lecturing about price rise of petrol & diesel. Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi government reduced excise duty on petrol and diesel. NDA (National Democratic Alliance) state governments immediately reduced VAT (value added tax) on them, benefiting crores of people. Opposition ruled states are yet to reduce the same,” the Karnataka BJP tweeted.
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Following the tax cut, diesel prices in the state were reduced from Rs 104.50 on November 3 to Rs 85.03, while petrol prices were reduced from Rs 113.93 to Rs 100.63.
Karnataka is the first among BJP-ruled states to reduce sales tax on petrol and diesel, a release by state government said.