Reduce taxes on petroleum products: Uma Bharati

June 4th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janshakti (BJS) party Wednesday appealed to the Madhya Pradesh government to reduce its share of taxes on petroleum products to provide relief to the people. BJS leader Uma Bharati told newspersons that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government has no right to stay in power since the common man has suffered the most in the past four years of its rule.

The state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticised the hike in petroleum prices saying that it was yet another black day when the people have been made to suffer on account of the wrong policies of the UPA government.

“The central government, led by the Congress, is unleashing economic terrorism on the people by failing to control inflation on the one hand and increasing the prices of petroleum products on the other,” said BJP spokesman Uma Shankar Gupta.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) state politburo member Badal Saroj said the hike in prices of petroleum products could have been avoided had the government framed its policies as suggested by his party.

The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Phdcci) said the hike in prices of petroleum products will have a direct fallout on the consumers.

“The hike in prices of petroleum products will also lead to rise in prices of various products for which the consumer will ultimately have to pay,” said Phdcci resident director Rajendra Kothari.

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