Mumbai, Mar 26: The Centre would possibly have slashed the fuel charges in order that the BJP doesn’t undergo on the difficulty of value rise within the 5 poll-bound states, together with West Bengal, the Shiv Sena alleged on Friday with out naming the NDA constituent.
The Sena, in an editorial in occasion mouthpiece ”Saamana”, additionally mentioned that as a substitute of giving a “aid of few paise” to folks, the central authorities ought to share with them some a part of “extra earnings” it earned because of the “large” rise in petrol and diesel prices previously one yr.
The Centre on Thursday slashed the prices of petrol by 21 paise per litre and that of diesel by 20 paise. On Wednesday, the prices had been decreased by 18 paise per litre for petrol and 17 paise for diesel, the primary discount in six months.
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“The fuel prices have been slashed within the nation because of discount in worldwide oil prices. The prices may have been cut by the Centre, in order that it (BJP) doesn’t undergo on the difficulty of fuel value rise within the Assembly polls in 5 states together with Assam and West Bengal,” the Sena alleged.
“So the factor is, the ”motive” (behind the worth cut) is fall in worldwide charges and the ”pretext” (timing) is of Assembly polls in 5 states of the nation. Of course, one mustn’t neglect the widespread folks will settle the rating when time comes,” it added.
Apart from West Bengal and Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are going to polls.
The Shiv Sena additionally questioned for a way lengthy this “drop in prices” will proceed.
It mentioned the fuel value was decreased because of the 15 per cent drop in oil prices internationally.
“That means the aid given now might be short-term if the (oil) prices go up tomorrow,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led occasion mentioned.
The Shiv Sena additionally accused the Centre of “not exhibiting” the willpower to cut back petrol and diesel charges regardless of the folks and the opposition events elevating voices over value rise.