HDK refuses to reduce tax on fuel

Kumaraswamy said the Centre’s decision to fuel price by Rs 2.50 per litre was a welcome move. (DH File Photo)

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday refused to cut down sales tax on fuel, saying that his government has already reduced the tax a month ago.

"We have reduced the tax (sales tax on fuel) only a month ago,” he stated on seeking to know whether his government will again reduce the tax as advised by the Centre to bring down skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel.

The JD(S)-Congress coalition government had cut sales tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre last month, after the nation-wide bandh protesting against the fuel price hike.

He further said the Centre’s decision to fuel price by Rs 2.50 per litre was a welcome move. "The Centre has finally provided some relief to the common man by reducing the fuel price. It has only followed in the footsteps of the Karnataka government," he stated.

Meanwhile, state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa demanded that the State government should immediately reduce the sales tax on fuel by Rs 2.30 per litre.

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