Central and state governments should cut fuel taxes: GK Vasan

As rising gasoline and diesel prices affect the population, central and state governments should reduce excise duties and value added tax on fuel, respectively, Tamil Congress President said on Friday. from Manila, GK Vasan, to Erode.

Speaking to the media, he called on the Center to form an expert committee and implement its recommendations to reduce the price of fuel. “In addition, all countries should unite and ensure that fuel is available at a reasonable price,” he added. Mr Vasan called on the two governments to reduce the taxes they levy on gasoline and diesel so that the burden on the population is reduced.

Asked about the performance of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s government, Mr Vasan said 90% of the new government’s actions in the past two months have focused on controlling the spread of COVID-19. “Since people fear a third wave, the government’s responsibility is to take precautionary measures and protect people,” he said and added that the government should make an economic improvement as people are affected by it. the virus.

To a question about the Center informing the Madras High Court that Judge AK Rajan’s committee formed by the DMK government to study the impact of NEETs on medical admissions is neither required nor valid, Mr Vasan said: “ The judgment of the Supreme Court is final and cannot be opposed ”. At a time when students should be asked to prepare for NEET, political parties should not confuse them, he added.

He wanted the state government to pressure the Center for a permanent solution to the problem of Mekedatu Dam and Markandeya Dam as it affects farmers and the drinking water supply of many districts.

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