Attacking the Center against rising fuel prices, senior Congress official P Chidambaram said on Sunday that the Modi government had collected more than 26.5 lakh crore in the form of fuel taxes and called on people to ask what an average family received in return for paying this huge amount as fuel. tax.
His attack on the government came on a day when petrol and diesel prices rose again by 80 paise per liter each, bringing the total tariff increase in less than two weeks to 8 rupees per litre.
Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram said that during the eight years of Modi’s rule, the central government collected Rs 26,51,919 crore in the form of fuel taxes.
“There are about 26 million families in India. This means that the central government has collected, on average, Rs 1,00,000 from each family as fuel tax!” said the former Union finance minister.
“Ask yourself, what did an average family get for paying this huge fuel tax?” said Chidambaram.
Rates have been increased nationwide and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxation.
Petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 103.41 per liter from Rs 102.61 previously, while diesel tariffs have risen from Rs 93.87 per liter to Rs 94.67, according to a price notification from fuel retailers of State.
It is the 11th price increase since a long 4.5-month hiatus in rate reviews ended on March 22.
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