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Modi hides the truth behind fuel prices

Modi hides the truth behind fuel prices

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to hide a whole pumpkin into his plate of meals when it came to petrol and diesel prices said Tamilnadu Chief Minister, M.K Stalin in the state assembly today.
Stalin said, "In the state chief minister’s meeting last November, regarding coronavirus cases increasing again, the Prime Minister told that the Central Government had reduced the manufacturing tax on petrol and diesel with an objective to lessen the common people’s burden. He appealed to the chief ministers that state governments should also reduce their local taxes so as to take benefit the people. 

While some states reduced their taxes some did not do anything. Due to this, the price of petrol and diesel remains high in those states. This is not only injustice against the people of the state but it also hurts other states. Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Telangana, Andhra, Kerala, Jharkhand, Tamilnadu did not heed the Central Government’s advice. Hence the people of the states continue to bear the burden, said the Prime Minister
Replying to this statement in the state assembly today Stalin said the Prime Minister had remarked that some states did not cooperate and did not find ways to reduce tax.

 The Prime Minister had also said that because of the taxes levied on the state governments those states are unable to reduce the tax in other words, the Prime Minister was trying to hide a full pumpkin under his plate of meals. In 2014, only after coming to power, despite the spiral down of crude oil prices, without reducing the price of petrol, the Central Government has made the surplus money as its own.

By reducing the tax share of the state government while not reducing the tax burden of the state government,   but increasing it instead the Central Government has only increased the people’s burden. After the election, the Central Government increased the prices. But the Tamilnadu Government as per the election promise even before the central government could reduce, it reduced the tax. 

The people of Tamilnadu are aware of this. They know who is sincere in the effecting a reduction in the price of petrol and diesel. I leave it to the people to find the answer to the question,  who pretends to reduce the price and shift the blame on others" said the Chief Minister.