Haryana petrol, diesel dealers defer strike after talks with govt

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2015 15:41 IST

Petrol pumps in Haryana resumed services on Tuesday after petroleum dealers suspended an indefinite strike against the “non-fulfilment” of their demands, including lowering the tax on diesel by the state government.

The deadlock between the dealers and the state government was broken on Monday night after the state government representatives assured them of looking into the demands. Under the banner of the All Haryana Petroleum Dealers Association, more than 2,300 fuel pump owners went on an indefinite strike on Monday.

“The state government representatives assured us to look into our demand of lowering tax on diesel. We were assured that officials will study the impact of hike in tax on the sale of diesel in the state in two to three months and then a decision will be taken,” said association general secretary MC Gupta.

“Therefore, we have decided to defer our strike. All petrol pumps in the state have resumed services,” he said.

Dealers said the state excise and taxation department would also look into their demand of not charging tax on evaporation loss.

Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala and additional chief secretary Roshan Lal were present at the meeting.

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