Had cut fuel prices by Rs 2 last month: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy 

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Oct 04, 2018, 07.09 PM(IST)

File photo of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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BJP president Amit Shah stated that all BJP-led states will propose a fuel-price cut by Rs 2.50.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday stated that his government had already reduced fuel prices by Rs 2 last month hinting at the possibility of no new revision in fuel prices for the state.

CM Kumaraswamy's remarks came shortly after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a cut in fuel prices by Rs 2.50 and called for various state governments to follow the lead and implement appropriate fuel-price cut. 

BJP president Amit Shah stated that all BJP-led states will implement a fuel-price cut by Rs 2.50. 

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"PM Modi today gave another decision in public interest by reducing the central tax on petrol and diesel price by Rs. 2.50 per litre. All the BJP-ruled states have also decided to reduce VAT by Rs.2.50 per litre on petrol and diesel prices," Shah told media. 

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State governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chattisgarh, Tripura, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh have already announced a fuel price cut by Rs 2.50. Maharashtra government contemplates cutting diesel prices whereas Jharkhand government has announced a cut in diesel price by Rs 2.50. 

Finance Minister today stated that while the excise duty has been cut by Rs 1.5, various oil marketing companies will also absorb Rs 1 giving a cumulative relief of Rs 2.50 on fuel prices to the consumers. 

 


 

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