PM Modi’s statement has come to the fore regarding the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country. During the meeting with the Chief Ministers on the situation of Corona on Wednesday, the Prime Minister mentioned the rising oil prices.

Modi said the central government had in November last year reduced the excise duty to reduce the burden of rising petrol and diesel prices. States were also urged to reduce their taxes. Some states have reduced taxes here, but some states have not passed on its benefits to their people.

Appeal to these states to reduce VAT

Targeting the state governments, Modi said that Maharashtra, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu did not listen to the central government for one reason or the other and its burden is on the citizens of those states. I pray that what was to be done in November, now by reducing VAT, you benefit the citizens.

PM Modi further said that a situation of Russia-Ukraine war has arisen due to which the supply chain has been affected and the challenges are increasing day by day in such an environment. This global crisis is bringing many challenges. In such a situation, it has become necessary to increase the coordination between the Center and the states. In today’s global scenario, coordination and coordination between central and state governments in economic decisions is more important than ever to strengthen India’s economy.

Congress’s counterattack

Congress has responded to PM Modi’s appeal to the states to increase VAT rates on petrol and diesel. Congress leader Pawan Khera said that he has earned Rs 26 lakh crore from central excise duty on petrol and diesel. Has he shared it? You did not pay the GST share to the states on time and then you ask the states to reduce the VAT further. They should reduce central excise duty and then ask others to reduce VAT.

Petrol and diesel prices have not increased in the last few days

It is noteworthy that the prices of petrol and diesel have not increased in the last few days. At present, petrol is being sold at Rs 105.41 per liter in Delhi, while it is Rs 120.51 per liter in the financial capital Mumbai. Diesel price in Delhi is Rs 96.67 per litre. In Ghaziabad, adjacent to Delhi, the price of petrol is Rs 105.18 per liter while the price of diesel is Rs 96.75 per litre.