Former K'taka CM Siddaramaiah
Former K'taka CM Siddaramaiah

Hike in fuel prices won't be a burden: Siddaramaiah

ANI | Updated: Jul 05, 2018 17:34 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 5 (ANI): After Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy proposed a hike in fuel price while presenting the state budget, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said it would not be a burden on the people.
He said, "For mobilization of resources a small increase has been made in sales tax of diesel and petrol in the Budget. It will not be a burden."
The Chief Minister has proposed to increase the rate of tax on petrol from the present 30% to 32% and diesel from 19% to 21%.
He said, "I propose to increase the rate of tax on petrol from the present 30% to 32% and diesel from 19% to 21%, so petrol price will be increased by Rs.1.14/litre and diesel by Rs 1.12/ litre."
This comes after fuel prices were hiked in Delhi for the first time in more than a month.
Earlier, the Opposition attacked the Centre when fuel prices shot up and reached four-year highs. (ANI)

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