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Rajasthan minister asks people to combat fuel prices by ‘reducing expenses’

Sep 10, 2018 23:41 IST
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On a day the Congress launched a fierce attack on the government blaming it for the runaway fuel prices, a Rajasthan minister came up with his prescription to help people deal with the rising petrol and diesel prices.

Reduce expenditure, he said.

“The price of petrol depends on the crude oil price in the international market. The government is trying to reduce the price. There are so many states which are affected by floods; there is a lot of expenditure. People don’t understand that the hike is due to the increase of crude oil price, so they should reduce their expenses,” Rajkumar Rinwa, an MLA from Churu district said, according to ANI.

On Sunday, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia had announced a reduction of value added tax (VAT) Rs 2 per litre for petrol and diesel.