To protect the Interests of Vote Banks ( Rich Farmers ) Diesel is being very heavily subsidised . Aam Aadmi `s Petrol is being very heavily taxed to cross
Punjab Petrol is being sold nearly Rs. 8 Per Liter costlier than in then eighbouring state of Haryana although in both Punjab and Haryana Petrol is sourced from same set of refineries.
It is worse than the days of Gen.Dyer (1919 - Jallianwala Bagh ). In 2012 India , the Non Vote Bank Indian , the Aam Aadmi is not being killed by 303 Lee Enfield Bullets ( as in Colonial
( In India Plazas Toll Dodgers are categorized at V I P s and those who pay as Aam Aadmi )
There are absolutely no Under Recoveries in Petrol . It costs Rs. 35 Per Liter. Rest are all Taxes.
By calling under recoveries in Petrol the Aam Aadmi ( the Middle Class ) is being mis guided.
Two points need to be considered here :-
Petrol Price has been Decontrolled while that of Diesel , Kerosene kept
regulated ( administered ) . So the burden massive subsidy for Diesel
etc is put on Petrol . Hence , in a misleading manner it is called UNDER
RECOVERY IN PETROL.
Actually it is OVER RECOVERY IN PETROL .
Indian OIL Corporation ( IOC ) is right when i t asks the Govt. to keep
even Petrol as an administered and Controlled petroleum product.
Petrol is costing only Rs. 35 Per Liter. Rest are all Taxes - Central ,State , Municipal.
In Punjab Petrol costs around Rs. 75 Per Liter. Octroi ( Choongi ) is
continued to be levied in Urban areas despite the fact that Octroi has
been abolished in Punjab and to remove Octroi from Petrol was one of
the Poll promises of the presently Ruling Parties of Punjab
Petrol is used mainly by the Common Man ( Middle Class ). But Petrol is
made to cross subsidise Diesel which ks used by the Vote Banks.
Petrol in Punjab in the Costliest in the entire country
Diesel in Punjab is the cheapest in the entire country
This is the result of Vote Bank politics.
CM should cut down the heavy VAT ( state taxes ) on Petrol and increase
the negligible VAT on Diesel. He should not try to misguide Punjabi
consumers of Petrol by trying to put the blame on Centre. Petrol in
Punjab in nearly Rs.8 costlier than in the neighboring state of Haryana
. Petrol in both Punjab and Haryana is sourced from the same set of
refineries . So how can Mr. Badal Sr. blame the Centre.
, Vote Bank politics in Electricity. Punjab Govt. is rushing through
the Municipal Elections before the budget . After Municipal elections
massive increase is in the pipeline for Paid Category ( Non Vote Bank
Segment ) to CROSS SUBSIDISE Free Category ( Vote Bank ) consumers of
electricity in Punjab. Electricity in neighboring state of Himachal
Pradesh is Rs. 3 Per Unit while for Urban Punjabi business men ( Penal -
Commercial rate ) it is Rs. 7 + Per Unit.
BJP 's protest nationwide , on Petrol hike are hypocritical when in
Punjab where BJP is a Ruling Partner , Petrol price is the Highest in
the Country and Diesel Price is the LOWEST in the country..
Petrol Cars should be Exempted from Paying Toll Tax at Too Plazas.
, such Petrol cars are paying nearly Rs. 40 ( in the total price of
Rs. 81 Per Liter in Punjab ) as TAXES and CROSS SUBSIDY ( for Diesel as
So , only Diesel Cars should pay Toll Tax.
Further , Physically Handicapped Car Travellers in Diesel cars also should be exempted.
India has strange logic. Here those who Dodge and Avoid Toll Tax at
Toll Plazas are called V I P s . Those who pay are called Aam Aadmi .
REAL V I P s are those WHO PAY )