Chandrababu Demands: Reduce Fuel Prices
Amaravati: The TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu demanded the State Government to reduce the petrol and diesel rates by Rs 2 per litre. Suggesting the state government to bring pressure on the union government over the increasing petrol and diesel prices, Naidu maintained that the common people were most affected with the unbearable burden on the fuel, in a press release on Monday.
He said concessional fuel prices were badly required in view of a large number of people, especially farmers and workers who heavily depend on the use of fuel for their earning livelihoods.
The price cut is necessary for the view of financial slowdown after Coronavirus lockdowns. Moreover, AP is already collecting over Rs. 2 more per litre when compared to Karnataka, he observed. He said that the YSRCP government should take inspiration from the previous TDP government, which reduced Rs 2 on both diesel and petrol per litre in 2018. Like that, the present government must come to the rescue of the poor in the State, as they already badly suffered due to the COVID19 and lockdown, Naidu opined.
The TDP supremo said out of the 1.25 lakh cr vehicle users of whom only 8 lakh fall under rich sections as they use cars. All the others are related to lorries, tractors, school buses, autos, taxis, road rollers and small workers who use mopeds to go to work. The Government is right now getting Rs. 2.76 per litre of petrol over and above taxes and Rs. 3.07 in respect of diesel.