Cong criticises petrol price reduction after 1 month

PTI, PANAJI | 15 May 2012 20:38 IST

A month after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar slashed the prices of petrol in the state, the opposition Congress today criticised the decision.

"Congress is not against abolition of VAT, but it should have been reduced on diesel so that it would have had cyclic impact on prices of commodities," Congress spokesman Jitendra Deshprabhu said here.

Parrikar's government had involved itself in "a mindless act" by reducing the petrol prices as this was encouraging the black-marketing of petrol in the neighbouring states, he said.

The BJP-led government reduced the petrol prices -- as per its election promise -- by Rs 11 in April by abolishing the VAT.

It is expected to cost the state exchequer Rs 130 crore annually.

Deshprabhu said the government should have abolished the tax on the essential commodities.

He also questioned state government's circular banning the carrying of petrol in metallic containers.

"There are equipment like grass-cutters or water pumps, which farmers need, and which run on petrol. One cannot take them to the fuel station. How will the farmers use these machines if there is a ban on carrying petrol in cans?"

Deshprabhu said that Parrikar was trying to get publicity throughout the country by reducing the petrol prices. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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Hello keshava shetye velguenkar :::

It is not Lakhs,but LAKHS CRORES,that was looted by this obese guy.

As soon as Deshprabhu`s illegal mining case comes to Court and he gets convicted, we will have to sing...

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again.

- N.Fernandes, London | 17 th May 2012 20:34


My comment is see who is talking.....the guy who made a loss of so many lakhs by doing illegal mining that time he did not think about the loss to govt.

- keshava shetye velguenkar, Margao | 16 th May 2012 21:07


Is JiItendra Deshparbu prepared to tell us honestly, how much his illegal Mining has cost the Goan Ex-chequer?....probably not...or he will hyper-ventilate with chest pains

- N.Fernandes, Londonf | 16 th May 2012 16:54


Dear Mr Deahprabhu

Its really very much shocking looking your concern towards the farmers. Where was your concern when the people of goa including farmers were dieing due to rapidlly growing high rates of petrol.

your congress government what they did for the local goan people and for their features.

your party have committed alot to the people when they have came to our door asking for the votes.

think before rising your finger to Parrikar's Govt. atlist they did what they promised we all goans dont care if he have done for his publicity because anyhow it benifeted us.

Check whith ur previous CM Mr.Digamber wat he did you will find notning. Only the thing which he have done is he soled our moti dogor including other parts of goa to all ghanti's

its an advice to you before giving statement think that you will also lose your image like Mr.Digamber.

usually in hindi we have one statement when we give advice read carefully.

" lana hai to lo hamari advice nahi tho bhad ma javo "

- Toshif , Goa | 16 th May 2012 12:26


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