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Fuel prices are raised by way of special taxes not shareable with states

Modi Has Looted Rs. 25 Lakh Cr: Yechury

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Thursday Jul 15, 2021

New Delhi : CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury demanded that a White Paper be issued on the centre’s massive loot by way of raising taxes on fuel.  The fuel prices are consistently raised by increasing  special taxes on them – a levy that  the states have no claim to.

Since 2014, petrol prices have been increased by 217 percent and diesel by 607 percent, churning up RS 25 lakh crores in loot for the Modi government. The government should make it known what use all these monies were put to, said Yechury in his tweet on Thursday.