A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a Rs 2.50 reduction in the prices of fuel, Congress President Rahul Gandhi once again called for the inclusion of petrol and diesel under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
In a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul said the common man was badly affected by the skyrocketing prices of fuel, and therefore urged the former to bring petroleum products under the GST to provide some respite to citizens.
आदरणीय श्री मोदीजी, आम जनता पेट्रोल-डीजल के आसमान छूते दामों से बहुत ज्यादा परेशान है.
आप कृपया पेट्रोल-डीजल को GST के दायरे में ले आइए।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 5, 2018
Fuel prices have been witnessing an upward trend for the last few weeks, burning a hole in people’s pockets. In Mumbai, petrol rates had breached Rs 90 per litre mark.
In the wake of the skyrocketing fuel prices, Jaitley, while addressing the media on Thursday, announced a cut of Rs 2.50 per litre on both petrol and diesel, and directed the state governments to implement the same.