You Didn't Lower VAT On Petrol-Diesel, Says BJP: Highlights

Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: 400 petrol pumps in Delhi will remain shut today to protest against the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government's refusal to lower the Value Added Tax or VAT on petrol and diesel.

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You Didn't Lower VAT On Petrol-Diesel, Says BJP: Highlights

Petrol Pump Strike: Delhi petrol, diesel prices stood at Rs 81.44 per litre and Rs 74.92 per litre (PTI)

New Delhi: 

400 petrol pumps in Delhi will remain shut today to protest against the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government's refusal to lower the Value Added Tax or VAT on petrol and diesel. The strike could cause inconvenience to commuters today, as petrol pumps across Delhi will be shut for 23 hours. The protest was called by the Delhi Petrol Dealers' Association on October 10, which was days after the centre decided to slash VAT for 13 states which are led by the ruling BJP. The association said customers had been flocking to adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to get access to cheaper fuel, something which the association said sharply dipped petrol and diesel sales in the national capital.

"The price reduction in UP and Haryana has led to a decline in sale of petrol by 20% and diesel by 30% in Delhi till October 15. It is expected to further decline in the coming days," Nischal Singhania, president of the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association, told NDTV.

Mr Kejriwal however, alleged the strike was politically motivated. ""Petrol pump owners have told us privately that this is a BJP-sponsored strike, actively supported by oil companies," he tweeted.

Petrol and diesel prices at the national capital today, stood at Rs 81.44 per litre (a decrease by 30 paise) and Rs 74.92 per litre (a decrease by 27 paise), according to news agency ANI. On Sunday, petrol prices stood at Rs 81.74, whereas diesel cost Rs 75.19 per litre.

The petrol dealers' body also alleged buying lower-grade fuel from neighbouring states will result in pollution levels shooting up in Delhi.

Here are the highlights on the Delhi Petrol Pump Strike today:


Oct 22, 2018
15:43 (IST)
"BJP people have threatened petrol pump owners of Income Tax raids if they did not go on strike. The oil companies also stated that tough action will be taken against petrol pumps not on strike": Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet.
Oct 22, 2018
13:02 (IST)
Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: "You didn't lower VAT," BJP accuses AAP over petrol strike

Delhi's BJP hit out at Arvind Kejriwal and accused him of being responsible for the strike as he "did not lower VAT". In a tweet in Hindi, the Delhi BJP said residents of Delhi were going to neighbouring states as Mr Kejriwal had not lowered VAT on petrol and diesel. The Delhi BJP tweet said petrol pump owners faced a loss because of this.
Oct 22, 2018
12:23 (IST)
Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: Notice on closure of petrol pumps seen on Delhi's petrol pumps




Oct 22, 2018
11:55 (IST)
Delhi Fuel Pump Strike: "Oil prices lowest in Delhi amongst four metros, why aren't petrol pumps in Mumbai on strike?" asks Arvind Kejriwal

In yet another tweet, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that Delhi has the lowest oil prices among all four metro cities across India. "Why aren't petrol pumps in Mumbai, which has highest prices, on strike? Becoz Mumbai is BJP govt and BJP is behind today's strike in Delhi," he said in the tweet.

"BJP MUST apologize to the people of Delhi," he added.

Oct 22, 2018
11:49 (IST)
Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: Petrol pumps bear a desolate look today across Delhi: See pics here








Oct 22, 2018
10:53 (IST)
Delhi Fuel Pump Strike: Modi government imposed nonsense taxes on petrol, Arvind Kejriwal tweets

"In the past four years, the Modi government imposed nonsense taxes on petrol. We didn't put those taxes," Arvind Kejriwal said in another tweet in Hindi. "We demand that petrol and diesel come under the ambit of GST," he said in the tweet.
Oct 22, 2018
10:52 (IST)
Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: "BJP threatened raids on those not participating in the strike," says Arvind Kejriwal

In two tweets, Arvind Kejriwal came down heavily on the BJP over the petrol pump strike. In a tweet in Hindi, he said that the BJP threatened income tax raids on those who refused to participate in the strikes.

"Oil companies have also threatened strict action against those not participating in the strike," Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet.
Oct 22, 2018
10:03 (IST)
Delhi Fuel Pump Strike: "Obstinate attitude of Kejriwal government," says Delhi BJP
Delhi BJP, tweeting over the petrol pump strike in Delhi today, said people of Delhi have to purchase "petrol-diesel from the neighbouring states as petrol-diesel is more costly in Delhi."

"Mr. Kejriwal is fully responsible for the mess Delhi is facing today," Delhi BJP said in its tweet.

Oct 22, 2018
08:47 (IST)

Oct 22, 2018
08:15 (IST)
Read Here: Auto Rickshaw, Taxi Unions In Delhi To Go On Strike Today
Commuters in the national capital may face problems as auto-rickshaw and taxi unions have decided to go on a strike today against the Delhi government's policies on cab aggregators.
Oct 22, 2018
08:09 (IST)
Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: All CNG dispensing units in petrol pumps will remain shut as well: news agency ANI

Along with the 400 petrol pumps which will be shut in Delhi today, all the CNG dispensing units which are linked to the pumps will be shut as well, according to an ANI report.
Oct 22, 2018
07:56 (IST)
Delhi Fuel Pump Stike: Fuel Prices In Delhi For Today

Petrol and diesel prices at the national capital today, stood at Rs 81.44 per litre (a decrease by 30 paise) and Rs 74.92 per litre (a decrease by 27 paise), according to news agency ANI.
Oct 22, 2018
07:48 (IST)
Delhi Petrol Pump Strike: "This is a BJP-sponsored strike," alleges Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Oct 22, 2018
07:47 (IST)
Read Here: 400 Fuel Pumps Shut In Delhi Today, Arvind Kejriwal Blames BJP
Around 400 petrol pumps in Delhi that also sell Compressed Natural Gas, will remain shut for 23 hours starting 6 am today in protest against Delhi government's refusal to reduce Value Added Tax on diesel and petrol. The protest was called by Delhi Petrol Dealers Association earlier this week - days after 13 states slashed VAT following a request by Union minister Arun Jaitley.
Oct 22, 2018
07:46 (IST)
Petrol pumps in Delhi are closed from 6 am today.  

Oct 22, 2018
07:44 (IST)
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