Fuel price hike: Thomas Isaac slams centre, says Kerala won’t reduce taxes


“So far, the state government has not increased the fuel tax. But the central government has increased fuel tax. Hence, the centre is responsible for the fuel price hike,” the Finance Minister said.

Thomas Isaac | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Alappuzha: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac informed that Kerala will not reduce fuel tax. He demanded the central government to slash the tax and bring fuel tax under GST.

“So far, the state government has not increased the fuel tax. But the central government has increased fuel tax. Hence, the centre is responsible for the fuel price hike. They should bear responsibility for it. Don’t try to bring fuel prices under control by making the states bear the expenditure. A strong protest should be staged against the central government’s stance on fuel price hike,” declared the minister.

At the same time, fuel prices have been skyrocketing in India for the last 13 days until Saturday. Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has asserted that the centre is planning to bring fuel under GST.

Central and state governments should jointly work to decrease the fuel prices, appealed the Union Minister.

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