Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has given great relief to the people of the state. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced that petrol would be cheaper by Rs 10 per liter and diesel by Rs 5 per liter in the state. The new rates will be applicable in Punjab from midnight tonight.
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi made this announcement while addressing the media after the cabinet meeting. “We are reducing the price of petrol by Rs 10 per liter and diesel by Rs 5 per liter from midnight onwards,” Channi said.
Let us tell you that there was a demand from Punjab Petroleum Dealers Association to reduce VAT in the state. They also threatened to go on strike if the government did not accept their demand. Eventually, the Punjab government decided to reduce VAT. Let us inform that earlier Congress State President Navjot Singh Sidhu had talked about giving relief on petrol and diesel.
It is to be known that today the price of petrol in Punjab is Rs 105.02 per liter. Whereas diesel is at Rs 88.76 per liter. At the same time, after the price becomes cheaper from midnight tonight, the price of petrol in the state will be around Rs 95 per liter and the price of diesel will be Rs 83.76.
The central government had reduced excise duty
Let us tell you that a day before Diwali, the central government had reduced the excise duty on petrol by five rupees and on diesel by 10 rupees. At the same time, an appeal was made to the states to reduce VAT. After which many BJP ruled states had reduced VAT on the same night, but on the other hand Congress-ruled states did not reduce VAT on petrol and diesel prices.