Cong asks Punjab govt to slash VAT on petrol
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 20:07
  
Chandigarh: The state unit of Congress on Saturday asked the Punjab government to slash VAT on petrol as it did in case of Aviation Turbine Fuel, bringing it down from 22 to 4 percent.

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee also took a dig at Amritsar BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying he was "so excited about the relief to airlines" that he forgot that the common man continued to be burdened with the extra VAT on petrol in the state.

In a statement, senior Congress leaders sought to remind the government that while slashing the VAT on aviation fuel may benefit a few airline companies, reducing the VAT on petrol, which is at 11 per cent in Punjab- the highest in the country, could provide relief to the public at large.

The Congress leaders said that they were "surprised" that the Akali-BJP government showed so much concern over providing relief to airlines but lacked the same kind of commitment towards the common man's cause.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 20:07


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