Petrol, diesel prices cut by as much as Rs 5; see what Arun Jaitley said

Oct 04, 2018, 17:20 PM IST
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced a Rs 2.50 a litre cut in petrol and diesel prices, factoring in excise duty reduction of Rs 1.50 per litre and asking oil companies to absorb another Re 1.  He also asked state governments to follow suit by cutting a sales tax or VAT by a similar amount. Following Centre's move, Maharashtra government has also announced a Rs 2.5 reduction on the petrol. Top sources said that the state government is also considering a reduction in the prices of diesel. BJP-ruled Gujarat, Tripura and Chhattisgarh governments have also announced a similar reduction in oil prices. Other BJP-ruled states are expected to follow suit. Key highlights of FM jaitley's speech:

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Centre gives Rs 2.5 per litre relief on Petrol, Diesel: Arun Jaitley

Centre gives Rs 2.5 per litre relief on Petrol, Diesel: Arun Jaitley

FM Arun Jaitley today announced a Rs 2.50 a litre cut in petrol and diesel prices factoring in a cut in excise duty by Rs 1.50 & directing OMCs to absorb Re 1. 

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Brent crude oil at four-year high behind price cut: Arun Jaitley

Brent crude oil at four-year high behind price cut: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the move followed Brent crude oil touching four-year high of USD 86 a barrel Wednesday and interest rates in US reaching seven-year high.

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Rs 10,500 crore impact on revenue: Arun Jaitley

Rs 10,500 crore impact on revenue: Arun Jaitley

Rs 10,500 crore will be the impact of excise duty cut this year: FM Arun Jaitley.

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Asked states to give similar relief: Arun Jaitley

Asked states to give similar relief: Arun Jaitley

We are writing to the state govts that as the central govt is cutting Rs 2.50 on both petrol & diesel, they do the same: FM Arun Jaitley.

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Macroeconomic indicators stable: Arun Jaitley

Macroeconomic indicators stable: Arun Jaitley

Inflation in India, however, is still moderate at less than 4 pe cent and higher direct tax collections give comfort with regard to fiscal deficit. Several macroeconomic data is indicating stable measures. The first quarterly results have shown an 8.2% growth. Inflation is still moderate less than 4%: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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