Delhi Congress chief has demanded a rollback of the hike in VAT, which has been pushed to 30 per cent, on diesel and petrol by the Delhi Government, as the party said people are in severe financial distress following the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and are not in a position to afford the steep hike in petroleum products.
In a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, Delhi Congress Chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar stressed that the Delhi government followed suit of the Union government by hiking VAT on petrol and diesel, which has imposed an unbearable burden on the people of Delhi.
DPCC chief appealed to the Chief Minister to use his powers to rollback the hike in VAT on petrol and diesel as Kejriwal has always advocated free facilities to the people of Delhi, including power and water, and free pilgrimage to senior citizens.
Chaudhary Anil Kumar said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rollback the increase in the prices of petrol and diesel.
The Delhi Congress Chief said, the hike in the diesel prices will have a direct impact on the prices of essential commodities and other items, putting terrible mental and financial difficulties on the people.