Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced the reduction of Central Excise Duty on petrol by Rs 08 per liter and on diesel by Rs 06 per liter and subsidy of Rs 200 per gas cylinder (up to 12 cylinders) this year to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. I have expressed my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the decision to provide.
The Chief Minister said that due to reduction in Central Excise duty, the price of petrol would come down by Rs 09 50 paise per liter and that of diesel by Rs 7 per liter. Welcoming this decision, he said that the reduction in the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG will bring great relief to the farmers, women of poor families and the common people of the state.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again praised India for buying subsidized oil from Russia despite pressure from America. He said his government was working to achieve this with the help of an independent foreign policy. He slammed the Pakistan Muslim League (N)-led government for its headless chicken economy. He appreciated the announcement of reduction in the prices of petrol and diesel by the Modi government.