Reacting to Congress’s allegations that maximum tax is imposed on petroleum products in Madhya Pradesh, home minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that it was the opposition party that had increased value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel during the previous government.
Mishra said Congress failed to fulfil its promise made in the poll manifesto to reduce tax on petrol and is now raising the issue for political gains. “It was Congress that had increased VAT on diesel-petrol in the state, while in their manifesto the party had promised to reduce taxes.
It is the fault of Congress” said Mishra, rejecting allegations that taxes imposed by the MP government on fuel are the highest in the country.
Congress has launched a statewide protest against hike in petrol and diesel prices.