Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday stated the Centre ought to present a “big heart” and cut back taxes on gasoline to supply reduction to frequent residents who’re reeling below excessive costs of petrol and diesel.
Mr Pawar, who additionally holds the finance portfolio, stated the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities has not elevated state taxes on petrol and diesel after coming to energy in November 2019.
He was speaking to reporters after a assessment assembly.
Speaking about BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis’s declare in regards to the state authorities levying “tax on tax”, which has led to petrol retailing at round Rs 105 per litre in Maharashtra, Mr Pawar stated it was a whole lie.
“We did not increase any taxes in consecutive budgets. Whatever taxes are there, they are from their (BJP’s) tenure. The Centre takes a big share (of revenue) in the form of taxes, so the Centre should show a big heart and reduce the taxes…it (reducing levies) is not in our hands,” he stated.
Asked why the MVA authorities will not be lowering state-level taxes on gasoline, he stated within the present state of affairs, when Maharashtra is preventing the COVID-19 pandemic, it has incurred revenue lack of Rs 1.25 lakh crore.”
“The revenue of the state within the type of tax has been diminished by Rs 1.25 lakh crore. On the opposite hand, we now have to fund well being, meals and different sectors within the present occasions and if we cut back taxes (on gasoline), it is going to affect all these departments,” Mr Pawar stated.
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