Saturday 9 July 2016

Alliance partner was not consulted before VAT increase: Former CM Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

GUWAHATI: What may come as discomfort to ruling BJP, former chief minister and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta fires salvo stating that coalition partner was not consulted before increasing VAT on 127 items. Recently BJP led government has withdrawn partial exemption granted to oil companies on sale of liquefied petroleum gas for domestic use within
Assam. Withdrawal of the subsidy has resulted in increase in prices of LPG cylinders by Rs 14 each. The price of petrol increased by 76 paise and diesel by Rs 1.67 per liter besides VAT on 127 items were increased by one percent.

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