Hitting out at Khattar government for rolling back some decisions of the previous regime, Congress on Saturday said it will launch a movement against the Haryana government for allegedly playing with the sentiments of the masses.
A day after Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government raised VAT on diesel, members of Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI-Communist) on Wednesday protested the move and burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister here.
To boost the scope of renewable energy, India should revise tariffs generated from biomass energy (a renewable source) such that their pricing is equivalent to those of coal and diesel, an expert said here Wednesday.
Deregulation of diesel and fertiliser prices and the issue of FDI in rail and defence on Wednesday drew fire from West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee, who said Trinamool Congress would raise the matter in Parliament.
State-owned oil companies slashed the prices of petrol and diesel from Friday midnight due to fall in international brent crude oil prices.Petrol price has been cut by Rs 2.41 a litre whereas the price of diesel has been slashed by Rs 2.25 per litre.
CPI on Saturday attacked the government for deregulating diesel prices, saying the move would have a cascading effect on the overall inflation as the immediate reduction in prices due to a fall in global crude price levels may not remain for long.
With an aim to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon, the Centre today announced 50 per cent diesel subsidy to farmers in places where rainfall deficiency was more than 50 per cent as on July 15.
Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday said he was not surprised at rise in prices of petrol and diesel besides, soaring rates of food items under Narendra Modi government which could not deliver on tall promises made so far.