Bharat Bandh Successful And Peaceful In BJP-Ruled Rajasthan

Petrol and Diesel prices go up again Check out rates on September 8 in metro cities

At the same time, the diesel prices too marched ahead and was priced at Rs 78.83 per litre.

In Delhi, petrol costs Rs 80.87 and diesel Rs 72.97.

The party has demanded that petrol and diesel should be brought under the GST, by which oil prices could drop by about Rs 15 to Rs 18.

Fuel prices across the country continue to rise relentlessly.

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Touching a new high, in Mumbai, the prices of petrol threatened to touch Rs 90-per-litre mark at Rs 88.26 today whereas a litre of diesel is available for Rs 77.47. Diesel is being sold here at Rs 77.92 per litre. Fuel prices in Delhi are the cheapest among all metros and most State capitals due to lower taxes. The government would have to forego a tax revenue of Rs. 820 crore towards diesel, and Rs. 300 crore on petrol.

21 Opposition parties has unitedly called "Bharat Band" on Monday to protest the hike in fuel prices and depreciation in Rupee, against the BJP-led government. Unlike the previous governments, the BJP has also failed to cut excise duty whenever global oil prices shoot up.

AIMTC's Gupta adds, "If they wish they can make our lives easier, now the small farmers are failing to cope with the price revisions every day, we are heavily reliant on this fuel, the changing prices not being put under a uniform ambit are hurting us the most, there has to be a rollback urgently". Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Diesel, petrol price rise is out of our hands because oil-producing countries have limited production". Because the price is built up by excessive taxes on petrol and diesel. On May 16, 2014, the petrol price was Rs 71.41 which took the percentage increase to 75.8. Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh has already cut down state taxes on both fuels. "The state government has reduced only four per cent Value-Added Tax on diesel and petrol which is insufficient and the government will have to provide more relief to public", Sachin Pilot told reporters.

In Delhi, the prices of petrol and diesel were both hiked by 14 paise.

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