22 States Have Reduced Price Of Petrol And Diesel, Non-BJP Ruled States Have Not Cut Petrol Prices Yet 

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New Delhi, 6th November 2021: On the occasion of Diwali, 22 states of the country reduced the prices of petrol and diesel, giving a wonderful gift to the people. After the decision of the Modi government to reduce the excise duty i.e., Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, many states have also cut VAT here. 

However, despite this, there are many states where the governments have not made any cuts. These states have non-BJP ruled governments. 

Once again there is a boil in politics regarding the prices of petrol and diesel. The BJP, which has always been a target for the price jump, seems to be dominating the opposition parties. 

After the reduction of central excise duty on petroleum products, many states decided to reduce the local VAT. The local VAT duty depends not only on the base prices of petrol and diesel but also on the central excise duty. Therefore, the effective impact of the decision to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel varied in different states. More VAT was charged on petrol and diesel, where the effect was more.  

The 22 states that have reduced the price of petrol and diesel and which are the non-BJP ruled states where the public have not got any relief at the prices of petrol and diesel are listed below: 

These are the 22 states which have decided to reduce their local VAT charges: 

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Goa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Puducherry, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu. 

Prices not reduced in non-BJP ruled states: 

Several non-BJP ruled states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Delhi have not yet cut the local fee (VAT). Petrol is still the most expensive in these states.  

The states that have not yet reduced VAT on oil prices in their state are: 

Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. 


On Wednesday, the central government had announced a reduction in the applicable excise duty i.e., Value Added Tax (VAT) of petrol and diesel. According to this decision, the excise duty applicable on petrol was cut by Rs 5 per litre and on diesel by Rs 10 per litre. Soon after, BJP-ruled states also cut local VAT rates. But the situation is still the same in non-BJP ruled states. It should be hoped that the public will get relief here soon.