Chandigarh, October 17: With crude oil international prices falling to 67 Dollar per barrel from 146 Dollar per barrel, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has demanded to half the rates for Petrol, Diesel, LPG gas. INLD has also demanded Rs 300 per quintal bonus for rice farmers and termed the recent increase of Rs 50 per quintal as meagre and highly inadequate. INLD has also demanded to scrap of the export duty of Rs 800 on the rice export.
In a press statement issued here today, INLD secretary general Mr Ajay Singh Chautala said that Congress government has been increasing petrol, diesel prices as and when international prices of crude oil increased. So when the prices of crude oil have fallen to half from the earlier rates of 146 Dollar per barrel, it should be halved accordingly.
INLD leader said that government should pass on the benefit to the people after the reduction in international rates of crude oil. He said that people know that the taxes like excise, import duties, sales taxes and VAT constitute half of the prices of the petrol and diesel so the so called budget deficit statements of government has been exposed now.
INLD has reiterated its demand of export duty of Rs 800 on the rice export should be immediately scrapped. He said that Congress government is anti-farmer and always adopted anti farmer policy.