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Mumbai Congress to up the ante against fuel price hike

On February 12, Congress workers will protest outside railway stations.

mumbai Updated: Feb 06, 2018 01:01 IST
Hindustan Times
Fuel price,Petrol,Sanjay Nirupam
The Mumbai Congress chief has accused the state government of imposing high taxes on fuel. (HT FILE)

Mumbai Congress has announced to intensify its protest against the price hike of petrol and diesel. Party workers will be holding marches outside major railway stations on February 12. The party has said that heavy taxes and duties imposed by the state government have led to the prices of fuel to be the costliest in Mumbai, among all the metro cities.

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam demanded to bring the petrol and diesel under Goods and Services regime to reduce their prices. He said that the excise duty, VAT and surcharge, amount to the taxation of Rs23.62 per litre on petrol, and Rs13.60 per litre on diesel in the city.

Nirupam has also demanded that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s commissioner Ajoy Mehta should announce the name of the political leader who was putting pressure on him during the investigation of the Kamala Mills fire, which had claimed the lives of 14 people.

“Mehta had said that a political leader who has his partnership in 17 hotels across Mumbai has been putting pressure so that there is a favourable investigation. It has been more than a month since the tragedy occurred. But the commissioner has not revealed the name of the politician yet,” Nirupam said.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 00:24 IST