Delhi: Kejriwal blames BJP as 400 petrol-pumps remain shut today
As 400-odd petrol pumps and CNG dispensing units in the national capital remained shut on Monday in protest against the Delhi government's refusal to reduce VAT on fuels, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused BJP of "threatening" petrol pump owners to go on strike against the AAP dispensation. Kejriwal alleged that a petrol pump owner told him "privately" that the strike was "BJP-sponsored". Here's more.
Arvind Kejriwal accuses the BJP on Twitter
Kejriwal also compared the petrol prices in metro cities
AAP government refuses to reduce VAT on fuels
A call of the strike was given by the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) to all the 400 petrol-pumps along with linked CNG dispensing units in the national capital in protest against the AAP government's refusal to reduce VAT on fuels. The Chief Minister also reiterated his government's demand to bring petrol and diesel within the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Petrol prices increased because of 'tax' levied by Modi-government: Kejriwal
The Chief Minister of Delhi also claimed that the prices of petrol and diesel rose because of "arbitrary taxes" levied by the Modi government at the Center, which should be reduced to provide relief to the people.
The petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai, Delhi
"Arbitrary taxes were imposed on petrol in the past four years by Modi Ji and not us. Modi Ji should reduce taxes to give respite to the people," Kejriwal said in another tweet. In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs. 81.74 a liter and diesel at Rs. 75.19 per liter. In Mumbai, petrol is sold for Rs. 87.21 per liter and diesel at Rs. 78.82.