Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Tuesday criticised the state government for the delay in effecting reduction of 2% in VAT on diesel and kerosene.
“The announcement was made last week saying that it was aimed to minimise the burden of fuel hike on consumers, but the notification to the effect is yet to be issued," Khadse told reporters.
The BJP leader said kerosene and diesel prices were hiked immediately after the announcement. “Why is it that a decision which can provide some relief to the people is delayed by over a week?” he asked.
Meanwhile, Khadse said BJP would oppose the proposed move of the state excise department to allow bars to remain open past midnight till 3am in he Mumbai, Thane. PTi