New Delhi: In the leadership of the Congress, today opposition parties are shutting India across the country. It has been called because of the massive increase in the price of off petrol and diesel. Congress has demanded to bring the oil inside the GST (Goods and Services Tax). At the same time, Congress has alleged that excise duty on oil has increased manifold compared to 2014, and if prices are taken in 2014 then prices can go down by at least 10 rupees.
Let us now inform you that the prices of petrol and diesel were on May 25, 2014 and how much it is now. Below you can see the comparison of prices from today onwards.
Prices May 25, 2014 (Manmohan Singh)
Petrol – 71.41 / liter
Diesel – 56.71 / liters
September 10, 2018 (Narendra Modi government)
Petrol – 80.73 / liters
Diesel – 72.83 / liter
Petrol – 9.42 / liters
Diesel- 16.12 / liter
It means that the price of petrol and diesel has gone up by 9 rupees and 16 rupees per liter in the four years of coming to the government of Manmohan Singh and the Modi government. Especially when it happened that the cost of crude oil in the international market is low. On May 26, 2014, the price of crude oil was $ 58.58, whereas today, on September 8, 2018, it is 71.90 dollars per dollar i.e. a barrel of $ 13.32.
Prices can be reduced when Exide Duty is low
The Congress has made a big claim about the fire in petrol and diesel prices. The Congress has said in its claim that the reason for the hike in the price of petrol and diesel is not only the increase in the price of crude oil in the international market, but the government policies are responsible.
Congress said that compared to 2014, excise duty of petrol was 211.7 per cent while diesel has increased by 433 per cent in excise duty. According to Congress, where excise duty was 9.2 rupees per liter in petrol in 2014, it has now gone up to Rs 19.48 per liter. Similarly, in 2014, the excise duty on diesel was 3.46 liters, which has now been increased to Rs 15.33 per liter.
Considering Congress allegations as a basis, if the government takes excise duty in 2014, then petrol will be at least 10.42 paise and diesel will be less than Rs. 12. Let us tell you that Congress is protesting across the country due to these very high prices of oil.
On the issue of the ever increasing prices of petrol and diesel, the Congress has called ‘Bharat Bandh’ today to surround the Modi government. The Congress claims that there are 21 opposition parties in this clause. Although Mamta Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have decided to stay away from the Indian bandh. Parties like NCP, DMK, JDS, RJD, Wamalal, MNS are performing today.