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West Bengal to slash petrol, diesel prices by Re 1 per litre

PTI
Published : Sep 11, 2018, 5:20 pm IST
Updated : Sep 11, 2018, 5:20 pm IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also urged Centre to reduce cess on fuel prices.

TMC supremo alleged that the BJP-led central government hiked excise duty nine times, even when the global crude prices were falling. (Photo: File)
 TMC supremo alleged that the BJP-led central government hiked excise duty nine times, even when the global crude prices were falling. (Photo: File)

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will slash the prices of petrol and diesel by one rupee per litre. She also urged the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices.

"For the time being, we have decided to slash one rupee for each litre of petrol and diesel. We also demand that the central government consider cutting down the cess on diesel and petrol prices," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo alleged that the BJP-led central government hiked excise duty nine times, even when the global crude prices were falling.

"Our government has never increased the sales tax or cess during all these years," she said.

Tags: west bengal, mamata banerjee, bjp, fuel price hike
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]