Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday stated the federal government has not but thought of additional lower in gasoline tax, following the Centre’s current choice to scale back excise responsibility on petrol and diesel.

Bowing to public stress, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Could 21 had introduced a Rs 8 per litre lower in excise responsibility on petrol and Rs 6 a litre on diesel to keep away from enhance in gasoline costs that had been necessitated resulting from surge in worldwide oil costs.

Additionally, the Central authorities had determined to offer Rs 200 per cylinder subsidy to Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries for 12 cylinders in a yr to assist ease among the burden arising from cooking fuel charges rising to file ranges.

“No now we have not but thought of it…,” Bommai stated in response to a query on whether or not the state authorities has thought of any lower in gasoline costs, following the Centre’s choice.

Forward of leaving for the Swiss ski resort city of Davos, to participate within the World Financial Discussion board’s Annual Assembly, Bommai on Could 22 had stated, his authorities will contemplate an extra lower in gasoline tax, following the Centre’s choice.

He had earlier maintained that any choice on this regard can be taken after wanting on the financial system of the state.

The Chief Minister returned from Davos on Friday.

In November 2021, the state authorities had lower gross sales tax on petrol from 35 per cent to 25.9 per cent and on diesel from 24 per cent to 14.34 per cent, which resulted in petrol worth lowering by Rs 13.30 per litre and diesel by Rs 19.47 per litre.

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