BREAKING NEWS: Arun Jaitley announces major cut in petrol and diesel prices


Fund Minister Arun Jaitley today reported peripheral help for natives from runaway fuel costs with extract obligation cut of Rs. 1.50 and another Re 1 drop by oil showcasing organizations, taking the slice in fuel costs to Rs. 2.50.

He spoke to the states to coordinate the inside’s exertion by decreasing quality included assessment or VAT by Rs. 2.50 with the goal that the aggregate advantage to nationals is at any rate Rs. 5. Six BJP-ruled states – Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Tripura – reacted by dropping fuel costs by Rs. 2.50. Jharkhand has decreased diesel costs by Rs. 2.50, yet not of petroleum.

All BJP-ruled states are relied upon to cut fuel costs by tonight, said sources.

The Congress, in any case, said the fuel cut resembled bandage on a profound injury and considered it a “freeze response by the Modi government in the midst of indignation among individuals.”

“Giving an alleviation of Rs. 1.50 is irrelevant. It resembles a needle in the bundle,” said Congress representative Randeep Surjewala.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that the Modi government expanded extract obligation on fuel by Rs. 10 and today decreased just Rs. 2.50. “It is a sham. The Center ought to have in any event diminished costs by Rs. 10 for each liter,” he tweeted.

The Rs. 2.50 advantage for natives is inside the control of the administration and oil advertising organizations, the back clergyman said. “I am certain the states will likewise begin conveying promptly,” Mr Jaitley stated, in the midst of the restriction’s claims that the economy is under serious pressure.

The extract obligation cut would scratch the administration’s duty income by Rs. 10,500 crore, the fund serve said. Charges on petroleum and diesel, which represent in excess of 33% of retail fuel costs, are one of the greatest wellsprings of wage for the legislature.

Arun Jaitley’s declaration pursued petroleum and diesel costs contacting another high. In Delhi, where oil costs are the most minimal among huge urban communities, petroleum is being sold at Rs. 84 for each liter and diesel at Rs. 75.45.

Mr Jaitley said raw petroleum contacted four-year high of $86 a barrel on Wednesday and loan costs in the US have achieved a seven-year high.


Following the declaration, the loads of oil promoting firms, for example, Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum fell by more than 18 for each penny as they would share the weight of the fuel value cut when unrefined costs are high.