People need funding to do welfare programs. That is why the argument that the tax on petrol and diesel is being raised is unjustified, said the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party Mayawati Condemned.
Oil companies have continued to raise petrol and diesel prices due to rising international crude oil prices. After 12 consecutive days, petrol prices crossed Rs 100 per liter in Sri Ganga, Rajasthan and Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh. In various states, petrol price has gone up by more than Rs 92 per liter. Diesel prices have also gone up by more than Rs 88 per liter.
BJP leader Mayawati has condemned the hike in petrol and diesel prices and demanded its withdrawal.
Mayawati took to Twitter to comment, “People are already suffering from unemployment and inflation due to the spread of the corona virus. Cooking gas cylinder Raising prices and plunging them into misery is unreasonable and wrong. It is also unreasonable to argue that we are doing public welfare programs with the money available through this tax increase.
We must immediately stop the arbitrary increase in petrol and diesel prices, which will become a burden on people’s savings. In doing so, it will be of great help to millions of poor people, the working class, the middle class. It will also benefit the government. “