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Reduce taxes charged by Centre on petrol, diesel: Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi amid fast rising fuel prices Fule price hike
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Reduce taxes charged by Centre on petrol, diesel: Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi amid fast rising fuel prices

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Jul 2021, 10:27 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid rapidly increasing fuel prices in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to 'substantially' reduce taxes charged by the Central government on petrol and diesel.

In the two-page letter, Mamata Banerjee asked the Centre to 'check the overall inflationary trend in the country'.

"I am alarmed by the fact that the Government of India is  constantly increasing the Cess component of Central tax revenues which results in denying the states its legitimate share of 42% of tax collected by Government of India, since Cess accrues wholly with the Government of India, without sharing with the states," Banerjee wrote.

"I sincerely urge you to desist from the anti-federalist trend developed in the last few years," she wrote in the letter to the PM.

Petrol price was hiked by 35 paise per litre and diesel by 18 paise per litre on Sunday. In Delhi, a litre of petrol now costs Rs 99.51 while diesel is retailing at Rs 89.36 per litre.

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