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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM (IST)

Decrease GST on diesel instead of hiking bus fare: Agnihotri

Our Correspondent

Una, September 14

The Leader of Opposition in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, Mukesh Agnihotri, on Friday said the BJP government in the state was contemplating increasing the bus fare, which would hit the common man and further increase inflation. In a press note issued here, he said the state government should reduce the GST on diesel instead of increasing the bus fare.

Agnihotri said the Union Government had failed to control hike in fuel prices and the state government had also not provided any relief to the people by reducing GST on petroleum products. He said truck, taxi, tempo and auto unions were also contemplating hike in transportation charges, which would also lead to inflation.

Agnihotri said the private bus operators had already expressed anguish over the hike in fuel prices and reluctance of the state government to increase the bus fare. He questioned the state government’s decision to appoint bus conductors by outsourcing through contractors and said it was an attempt to benefit some persons.

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