Goa government announces hike in Petrol and Diesel prices from Saturday

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Panaji: Goa government on Friday announced hike in Petrol and Diesel prices which will come into effect from June 22 onwards.

In a notification that was issued on Friday by Under Secretary (Finance) Pranab G Bhat, the state government has announced hike in the Value Added Tax imposed on Petrol and Diesel in the state from June 22 onwards.

After the hike, the prices of petrol will hike by Re one and of Diesel by 0.36 paisa.
The current price of petrol in Goa is Rs 95.40 per litre while it is Rs 87.90 per litre for Diesel.

The opposition parties including Congress has snubbed Goa government for the price hike.
Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao while demanding immediate roll back of the prices termed the hike as “action by insensitive government against the people of the state.”
Alemao said that the hike should be rolled back immediately and CM Dr Pramod Sawant must stop the “wasteful expenditure” on events and adopt austerity measures.

“The state government wants to break the backbone of the common people. Just recently, they hiked the power tariff and today we have rise in petrol and diesel prices,” he commented.

AAP Goa President Amit Palekar reacting to the hike wrote on his X handle: “To fuel the ever rising need of corruption of @BJP4Goa led by CM @DrPramodPSawant
after electricity price hike now BJP puts hands in the pockets of common again by raising fuel prices. How much more you will make common man suffer?”

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