Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday charged the Congress-led UPA government with "diverting its liabilities towards states" without raising their share in Central taxes.
Badal, who questioned the Centre's rationale of capping the limit of LPG cylinders to six and raising diesel price by Rs 5 per litre, said this after meeting newly elected Ludhiana mayor Harcharan Singh here. "With global crude price dipping and all countries reducing the rates of petroleum products, India is the only country which is raising the price of diesel," Badal said.
He said the Centre cannot disown its liabilities and transfer them to states without raising their share in the taxes. "Let the Centre increase Punjab's share in central taxes from 1.32% to minimum 20% and we will be ready to provide even 12 subsidised cylinders to every family in Punjab," Badal said.
On FDI, the deputy CM claimed that a "minority government that was in ICU" had no right to take such a major decision.