Delhi's 400 petrol-CNG pumps will remain closed, Kejriwal targets BJP

Delhi’s 400 petrol-CNG pumps will remain closed, Kejriwal targets BJP

On Monday, 400 petrol pumps of Delhi and the CNG pumps connected with them will remain closed. The Delhi government had refused to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel and petrol in the national capital. In protest against this, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) has called a protest.
The DPDA said in the statement that there are about 400 petrol pumps in Delhi, many of them are connected with CNG stations, all of them will be closed for 24 hours on Monday in protest of the Delhi government’s decision. All these pumps will be closed from 6 am to 23 o’clock in the morning on October 22 at 5 a.m. During this time people may have to face considerable difficulty.

What is the whole matter?

DPDA president Nishchal Singhania said about that and it’s very big problem, “The Central Government of india had cut the price of petrol and diesel on September 4, including 2.55 per liter of excise duties. After that, various states, including neighboring Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, had reduced their VAT (Value Added Tax) by giving similar relief to the public by five rupees.

Singhania said, “But the Delhi government refused to reduce the VAT on petrol and diesel, which resulted in fuel costlier than the neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in Delhi.”

Singhania said that fuel is expensive in Delhi and due to cheaper in states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, customers are going to the petrol pumps there. This has resulted in a huge decline in sales of petrol pumps in Delhi.

Petrol-diesel sales fall

The DPDA said that due to the difference in prices due to border states, 50-60 per cent of diesel sales in Delhi and petrol sales have declined by 25 per cent in this quarter. The DPDA president said that on Monday, all 400 pumps of Delhi will not be able to purchase petrol or diesel nor will it be sold.

The organization has urged the Delhi government to immediately cut VAT on petrol, diesel and encourage the drivers to buy Euro-six grade fuel. This will not only compensate the revenue loss of the State Government but also the livelihood of petrol pump owners and their employees will be saved.

Kejriwal claims-BJP sponsored strike

On the other hand Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has blamed the BJP for the strike of petrol pumps. He tweeted that the owners of the petrol pump have personally told us that this is a BJP-sponsored strike, which is actively supported by the oil companies. He said that people will answer BJP in the elections.

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Petrol Pumps Shut Today, Delhi’s 400 Petrol Pumps will be on strike one day from 6am on Monday. Petrol pump dealers are opposing the Delhi government refusing to reduce the VAT on petrol and diesel. At the same time, after the central government lowered petrol and diesel prices on its behalf, many states had reduced the VAT on petrol and diesel by 25 paise a liter. Delhi’s neighboring UP and Haryana governments have reduced the VAT on petrol and diesel on October 5, but Delhi Government did not do this. Because of this, petrol sales in Delhi are 20%, while diesel sales have declined by 30%. Private gasoline pumps are annoyed with this. During the strike of private petrol pumps, the petrol pumps run by the government oil companies will remain open.

Delhi’s 400 petrol-CNG pumps will remain closed, Kejriwal targets BJP

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the strike of petrol pumps was politically motivated. Kejriwal blames BJP for this. He tweeted, “Petrol pump owners have told us privately that this is a BJP sponsored strike which is actively supported by oil companies.”

At the same time, Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) said that about 400 petrol pumps in Delhi will be closed from 6 a.m. to 23nd October at 5 a.m. on the morning. DPDA president is Nishchal Singhania and pre about petrol said, “The Central Government had cut the excise duty of 2.50 rupees per liter on petrol and diesel on September 4. After which the neighboring states, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, had given similar relief to the people by reducing their VAT (value-added tax) to five rupees but the Delhi government refused to reduce the VAT on petrol and diesel resulting in Fuel was costlier than in neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in Delhi. Singhania said that fuel is expensive in Delhi and due to cheaper in states like Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, customers are going to the petrol pumps there. This has resulted in a huge decline in the sale of petrol pumps in the capital.

The DPDA president said that on Monday, all 400 pumps of Delhi will not be able to purchase petrol or diesel nor will it be sold. The organization has urged the Delhi government to immediately cut VAT on petrol, diesel and encourage the drivers to buy Euro-six grade fuel. This will not only compensate the revenue loss of the state government, but also the livelihood of petrol pump owners and their employees will be saved.

Delhi’s 400 petrol-CNG pumps will remain closed, Kejriwal targets BJP

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