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Why can’t the Centre cut taxes instead: Opposition CMs respond to PM Modi's reduce VAT appeal

On Wednesday, the PM said some states did not reduce VAT on petrol and diesel despite the excise duty cut by the Centre last November and had done "injustice" to the people by not transferring the benefits of the move to them.

April 28, 2022 / 01:07 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging states to cut VAT on fuel to pass on the benefits to citizens has elicited a sharp response from the Opposition chief ministers who wondered why can’t the Centre cut taxes instead.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the PM "should feel ashamed" to ask states to cut taxes since there had been no hike in fuel tax since 2015 in his state.

“Why can't the Centre cut taxes instead of asking states? The Centre has not only enhanced taxes, it also collects cess. If you have the guts, explain the enhanced taxes," Rao was quoted as saying by NDTV.

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