The people of Assam have got a big relief before the assembly elections. Today, while presenting the vote-in-account for six months on February 12, the state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sharma announced a reduction of Rs 5 per liter in petrol and diesel prices. The reduced prices will be effective from midnight tonight. After this cut, Assam became the cheapest petrol after Gujarat. Apart from this, the finance minister of the state has also decided to reduce the tax on liquor products by 25 percent. Liquor products were levied an additional 25 percent tax due to the Corona epidemic. Assembly elections are due in Assam in April-May.
Before the assembly elections in Assam, the common people got a big relief. On the other hand, petrol and diesel prices reached a record high in the capital Delhi. On Friday, petrol prices in Delhi rose to Rs 78.38 per liter, while diesel prices in Mumbai reached a record high of Rs 85.32 per liter and diesel reached Rs 78.38 per liter.
Withdrawal of additional tax due to Corona epidemic
Sharma said that when the Corona epidemic was spreading rapidly, the state government had decided to raise taxes on petrol and diesel, but now the situation is slowly returning to normal, then the state cabinet decided to withdraw the additional tax on oil. is. After this decision, the price of petrol and diesel will be reduced by Rs 5 per liter. Due to the cut, the price of petrol in Assam will be the cheapest after Gujarat and in case of diesel, after Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the cheapest diesel in the country will be in Assam. After the cut, the price of petrol in Assam will be Rs 85.71 per liter and diesel will be Rs 79.29 per liter. The price of petrol in Gujarat is Rs 85.30 per liter.
Oil at record high in Delhi-Mumbai
Talking about the capital Delhi, on Friday 12 February, petrol reached a record high and the price of one liter of petrol reached Rs 88.14 per liter. Petrol became costlier by 31 paise on Friday and diesel increased by 35 paise. On Friday, the price of diesel in Delhi rose to Rs 78.38 per liter while in Mumbai the price of diesel reached a record high of Rs 85.32 per liter. Petrol in Mumbai reached a record high of Rs 94.64 per liter. In the last four days, the price of petrol has gone up by Rs 1.21 and diesel by Rs 1.25 per liter.
Union Minister refused to cut excise duty
Oil cannot be expected to be cheap yet because on Wednesday, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said in Parliament that the government is not considering a cut in excise duty to reduce its price. Explain that 61 percent of the petrol price is from central and state taxes, while diesel accounts for 56 percent. Since mid-March, last year, petrol price has gone up by Rs 18357 per liter and diesel has been increased by Rs 16.09 per liter.