Congress-led Bharat bandh fuels Opposition fire against Centre

Petrol and diesel prices eye century household budgets clean bowled

Opposition parties have called for a nation-wide "Bharat Bandh" on Monday (September 10) to protest against the spiralling fuel prices.

"Congress party has never held Bharat Bandh before, we don't even believe in Bharat Bandh, but since the time Modi govt has come there has been a situation that led to this", said Congress leader Ashok Gehlot. Till May 31, when the LDF government effected a slight cut in the sales tax on petrol and diesel, Kerala's was the sixth highest sales tax levy on both petrol and diesel.

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So where exactly has the price of petrol hit the Rs 90 mark?

Post the price hike, non-branded petrol was priced at Rs 80.87 per litre in Delhi while diesel costs Rs 72.97 per litre - the highest ever prices recorded in the country's history. The government, he said, anticipates that global oil prices, which together with a drop in the value of rupee has been fuelling the fuel price rise to record levels, will moderate in coming days to take pressure off. Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Punjab, Haryana The nationwide call of Opposition-sponsored "Bharat Bandh" against rising fuel prices evoked a mixed response in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh. Petrol and diesel prices scaled new all-time highs on Monday as the prices of the two fuels were jacked up by another 23 paise and 22 paise per litre, respectively.

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AAP leaders staged a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against the fuel price hike.

This is the biggest increase in rates in any fortnight since the daily price revision was introduced in mid-June previous year. The VAT on diesel and petrol was reduced by 4 per cent, a fall in the prices by Rs 2.5 per litre. Because the price is built up by excessive taxes on petrol and diesel. The Central government had raised excise duty on petrol by Rs 11.77 a litre and that on diesel by 13.47 a litre in nine installments between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up finances as global oil prices fell, but then cut the tax just once in October previous year by Rs 2 a litre. Since May 2014, the excise duty on petrol has seen a skyrocketing increase of 211%, while the duty on diesel has seen an increase of 443%. This led to its excise collections from petro goods more than doubling in the last four years - from Rs 99,184 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 2,29,019 crore in 2017-18.

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