Ridiculing the drop in fuel prices that was in meagre paisa, a Telangana man has sent a cheque for 9 paisa to PM Narendra Modi. One Chandu Goud from the Telangana has handed over the 9 paisa cheque to Rajanna Sircilla district collector Krishna Bhaskar during Praja Vani programme and asked him to ensure that the cheque reaches Prime Minister’s relief fund. This is after the Telangana state witnessed 9 paisa cut in the petrol.
The fuel price said to have hit farmers most while they are bracing up for a new crop. Since farmers use diesel and petrol for their tractors, motors in fields, they are said to have hurt more with the steep hike in fuel prices.
Telangana collects a staggering 35.2 per cent VAT on petroleum products in the state which is also reason for its high price.
Across India, wide protests are done against the rise in fuel prices. While the fuel price is directly linked to international market price of the crude oil, the heavy duties laid by both the state government and the central government make the fuel prices touch sky in India. Ahead of 2019 polls, the rise in fuel prices is likely to have telling affect on the poll prospects of BJP.