New Delhi, Jan. 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that corruption and cost of essential commodities have gone up under the Delhi Government and advocated that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) should have cut down the spending on advertisement rather than increasing the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay, who was reacting to AAP Government’s move to increase the VAT on petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.78 and Rs. 1.83 per litres respectively, said the decision would definitely affect consumers and eventually affect the carriage cost of goods.
“The Delhi Government has increased VAT for the second time. Even as the Central Government has lowered the prices of petrol and diesel, the Kejriwal Government is increasing the prices to raise the cost of essential commodities. Both corruption and the cost of essential goods have gone up under the Delhi Government,” said Upadhyay.
“If increasing cost is rationalisation then they are giving a New Year gift to the people of Delhi. The Delhi Government is spending Rs. 560 crore on advertisement; they should have reduced the spending on advertisement and let the VAT remain intact,” he said, adding that his party would definitely protest against it. (ANI)