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BRS questions PM over gas costs, BJP hits again

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) Working President Okay.T. Rama Rao on Monday requested a “straight query” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay on skyrocketing gas costs regardless of crude oil worth dropping within the worldwide market.

Rama Rao mentioned that in Could 2014 when crude per barrel was $107, petrol worth was Rs 71 per litre however in March 2023 when crude oil per barrel is $65, the value of petrol is Rs 110 per litre.

“If gas costs needed to be hiked when worth of crude oil went up, ought to in addition they not be introduced down when costs drop? Who’s benefiting from the hike,” requested KTR, because the BRS chief is popularly recognized.

KTR, who can also be a state minister, took to Twitter to pose the query to the PM. “To those that need petroleum merchandise to be introduced beneath GST to curb Gas Value Hike; LPG is already beneath GST. However the worth elevated from Rs 400 to Rs 1200 in 8 years,” he mentioned.

He requested how can a “Non-performing Alliance (NPA)” that can’t management LPG cylinder costs be entrusted with petroleum merchandise?

Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay hit again at KTR.

He tweeted that BRS is a celebration of bald-faced liars, individuals won’t imagine something that KTR says anymore as a result of KCR just isn’t lowering VAT.

“Telangana persons are compelled to pay one of many highest charge for Petrol in India Rs 109.66/litre which is downright loot. In BJP dominated state UP it prices Rs 96.57/litre,” Sanjay mentioned.

The BJP chief mentioned that VAT on petrol and diesel in Telangana is 35.2 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, whereas in UP, it’s 26.8 and 17.48 per cent.

Sanjay mentioned that the Narendra Modi authorities minimize central excise obligation twice – in Could 2022 and November 2021 – amounting cumulatively to Rs 13 per litre of petrol and Rs 15 per litre on diesel, at a price of Rs 2.2 lakh crore a 12 months to the Central exchequer. Costs of petrol & diesel in India (New Delhi) have declined by 5 per cent and three.71 per cent, respectively between March 2022 & March 2023. These costs have gone up by 38 per cent and 104.02 per cent in Sri Lanka, 22 per cent and 45.16 per cent in Pakistan, 28 per cent and 20.23 per cent in Bangladesh and 22 per cent and 36.09 per cent in Nepal, he mentioned.

“Their fabricated lies can not conceal the truth that International vitality analysts and commentators are astonished at the truth that India, regardless of the sheer scale of its inhabitants – 50 lakh LPG cylinders are delivered by OMCs and 6 crore shoppers go to OMC petrol pumps each day – has managed to make sure accessible and inexpensive vitality to 1.4 billion individuals at a time when its quick neighbourhood is dealing with dry-outs and big worth hikes, ” mentioned the BJP chief.

He additionally claimed that the BJP-led Central authorities even imposed an export cess and windfall tax on domestically produced petroleum merchandise 12 months to stop exporters from profiteering at the price of home shoppers.

“Oil Advertising and marketing Corporations incurred large losses throughout worth peaks for guaranteeing the availability of petrol and diesel at managed charges to Indian residents, which have been stored unchanged by public sector OMCs since sixth April 2022. Impressed by PM Modi’s decisive consumer-welfare gesture, many state governments lowered VAT besides Telangana. As a substitute of attempting weary outdated tactic of spreading lies, the BRS ought to minimize VAT in the most effective curiosity of the individuals,” Sanjay added.

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