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Kerala BJP chief K Surendran (Photo/ANI)
Kerala BJP chief K Surendran (Photo/ANI)

BJP demands Kerala govt to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel

ANI | Updated: Nov 05, 2021 23:02 IST


Kochi (Kerala) [India], November 5 (ANI): A couple of days after the Central government reduced the excise duty on petrol and diesel, the BJP in Kerala demanded the CPI-M-led state government to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on fuel.

The BJP has decided to stage a protest across Kerala, demanding a reduction in VAT on fuel.
Speaking to ANI, K Surendran, BJP Kerala president, said, "The Central government has reduced excise duty on fuel. But the state government is adamant to decrease the VAT on petrol and diesel. If The Pinarayi Vijayan government is not ready to decrease a VAT on petrol and diesel."
On November 3, on the eve of Diwali, the Central government had reduced excise duty of Rs 5 and Rs 10 on petrol and diesel, respectively. (ANI)

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