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Reduce VAT on Diesel and Gold Ornaments: Congress

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Lashing out on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for taking the people’s trust for granted by acts of mere lip service than any real benefit to the ‘aam aadmi’, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), Spokesperson, Jitendra Deshprabhu stated that the reduction of VAT on petrol benefits only a few Goans, if the intent was to benefit the people at large it should have reduced VAT on diesel and gold ornaments as well.

“Reduction of VAT on petrol is not benefitting the state but benefitting people who are fueling their cars from other states. Since the state government cannot infringe on the cash-and-carry concept applicable to petrol across the country, wherein anyone can carry petrol in metal cans, between states as well. The chief minister is only encouraging black-marketing of petrol through his actions.”

While the government has reduced VAT on petrol, it has increased the electricity tariffs which directly hits the common man, expressed Deshprabhu on the set of the start of the by-polls in Cortalim.

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