With the government showing no interest in fulfilling the demands of reducing VAT on petrol and diesel, Petrol pump operators in Rajasthan are preparing to go on strike again from Friday, October 1. They may proceed with indefinite strike as well.
Demands are being made by the association including reducing VAT. For this, a two-day symbolic strike was conducted on 13th and 14th September, but after no response from the government, an indefinite strike was conducted from 15th September. The strike was postponed on September 15 itself after assurances received during talks with the government.
According to the Rajasthan Petroleum Dealers Association President, Rajendra Singh Bhati, “the government had assured for a resolution of many demands including increased VAT on petrol and diesel in 10 days. Solution has not been found even after 13 days. Disturbed by this, they will hold a symbolic strike on October 1. If no action is taken even after this, we will go on indefinite strike.”
A symbolic strike will be held on October 1
Dealers are giving memorandum in every district from Thursday. Also, the fuet at the pump will not be sold by switching off its lights from 8 to 10 pm. If the Rajasthan government does not listen to this issue, then a symbolic strike will be held from 6 am to 6 pm on October 1. Even after this, if cognizance is not taken, the dealers will go on indefinite strike from October 2.
The most expensive petrol and diesel in Rajasthan
The most expensive fuel in India is being sold in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. Here the price of one liter of petrol has reached Rs 113.30 per litre and the price of diesel has reached Rs 98.07 per litre. The cheapest petrol and diesel are being sold in Port Blair. Here the price of petrol is Rs 84.10 per liter and the price of diesel is Rs 79.74 per liter.