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JUMLA Party’s ‘Acche (?) Din’ : Petrol price skyrockets to Rs. 80.29 on Sunday, Diesel climbs at Rs. 73.69, mass resentments across Tripura ahead of Biswakarma Puja
TIWN Sep 16, 2018
JUMLA Party’s  ‘Acche (?) Din’ : Petrol price skyrockets to Rs. 80.29 on Sunday, Diesel climbs at Rs. 73.69,  mass resentments across Tripura ahead of Biswakarma Puja
PHOTO : Petrol price jumps at high again in Agartala. TIWN Pic Sep 16

AGARTALA, Sep 16 (TIWN): Modi, Jaitley led JUMLA Party’s failure in running Indian Economy causing national currency Rupee’s historic downfall against Dollar and abnormal rise in Petrol, Diesel prices, subsequent chain reaction of price hike of all essential commodities. When commodity price hike has hit the festival season, Tripura woke up to a crude shock one day ahead of Biswakarma puja as fuel prices hit a new lifetime high at Rs. 80.29 rupees and diesel price at Rs. 73.69. The whole week is being reeled a constant up of petrol diesel price in each morning. With the latest hike in prices, Petrol reached at Rs 80.29/litre mark in the state capital fueled mass resentment. Apart from fuel price, Tripura is suffering due to excessive Tax hikes on transport, whereas after 6 months of BJP govt no wage, salary hike was possible by the Govt. On the other side, diesel price raised at 73.69 rupees in Tripura. Moreover Govt is collecting around Rs. 1.5 lakh in tax, registration with car purchasing at Rs. 11 lakhs, whereas Rs. 50,000 is taken to buy one 5 lakhs car, which earlier was only Rs. 16,000.

On the other side, urging the Centre to reduce the cess on fuel prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that her government will reduce the state tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre.

But here in Tripura in last 6 months two times taxes were hiked, whereas increased tax is violating the petrol price more.

At national level in January 2016, petrol price was Rs 65.12 whereas in September 2018 it is Rs 81.5 per litre. So the petrol price has gone up by Rs 16.48 per litre. Diesel price was Rs 48.80 in 2016 but now it is Rs 73.26, a hike of Rs 24.46. 

The Andhra Pradesh government had earlier reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre while Rajasthan slashed tax on fuel by four per cent.

But in case of Tripura, the fuel price has been increasing again and again.

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