PMK asks Centre to reconsider LPG price hike

Chennai, June 4 : PMK, a constitutent of ruling UPA at the Centre, today demanded that the government reconsider the hike in price of LPG, saying the increase of Rs 50 per cylinder would adversely hit the middle class.

PMK founder leader S Ramadoss, in a statement here, said the Centre had taken the decision to hike the prices of petroleum products after "great hesitation as it had no other option" due to high international prices of crude.

Taxes on petroleum products by the Centre and the states formed a major part in the pricing and the Centre had reduced customs and excise duty on petroleum products, he pointed out and asked the Tamil Nadu Government, which levied 30 per cent sales tax on petrol and 25 per cent on diesel, to reduce these taxes to help the commonman, he said

Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008


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