No party in India is really having any responsibility or concern for a common man' s life. I heard that the politicians spent crores of rupees in Karnataka elections and they even paid up to 10,000/- rupees per vote. So with that their responsibility ceases. No one questions them. That is why I say a common man has to change and a voter has to change. Then only something good may happen to the society.
This is a catch 22 situation for any Govt. The solution is also not so simple. Even for domestic products like onions and pulses we have witnessed the unusual price rise in the past and Govt was in a dilemma as how to correct that.
So opposition parties can pressurise the Govt to contain the petrol and diesel prices but Govt has not much options on this issue.
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The Government has eaten its own words. Why did it not decrease the excise duty, even when the international prices were on the decline? How is that the Government shamelessly talks about the States, whereas it can do it at least in the States where it is in power?
The simple truth is that the profits are being used to control the fiscal deficit. In the very first place, this deficit can be controlled only when the Government controls its own expenditure. On the one hand, the sarkari baabus who control the government departments and teach all dirty tricks to the ministers, are paid so well, what with all the seventh pay commission salaries and all that.
On the other hand, the BJP Government has systematically reduced the subsidies on the social front. One can quote statistics here, but that is not the intent. The simple truth is very clear: agriculture, the farmers and the common man, defined as one who earns less than seven thousand rupees in the metros, six thousand in the urban areas and even less in the semi urban and rural areas, is always at the receiving end. Those who cheat the banks to over ten thousand rupees, have escaped abroad.
After the ridiculous demonetization experiment, the Government has done nothing for the social sector. Even the so-called pension scheme for Senior citizens carries an interest of eight percent, which is ridiculous, given the fact that the retail inflation, in real terms, is so huge, and much more than eight per cent. And this Government has had a puppet RBI Governor, who is spineless and toes the Government line. Compare this fellow with Dr Raghuram Rajan, and the difference become even more clear.
The common man has to silently suffer. There does not seem to be any respite at all.
This remains a concern & I do feel that the government should have the considerations on this on priority basis.
Anyone trying to meddle with it will have to face the backlash. If you try to help the common man, you need to find money to plug the gap. Where is the money? In Karnataka, for 19 days, the fuel price hike was not announced to keep the voters happy but the loss was around Rs 380 crores for just 19 days. So any decision made by any Government will have to find the sources of money consistently day after day first before they can help the people.
So, even if the parties unite nothing much will be the outcome, only a think tank of the central government, the ministry and the state finance departments can first work out how to save and divert money to the fuel sector so that these can be used as subsidy, like the LPG subsidy has borne by the government, only difference is that it should be for all non-commercial users.
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#636850, I agree that Government needs funds. What the Government would have done if the crude prices did not come down, had it gone bankrupt? It might have mobilised the funds in some other way. Why the Government is not thinking in that way?
#636864, Government has amassed extra 100000 lakh crores in 4 years because of increase in excise duty. So, losing Rs 380 crores in 19 days is a peanut amount.
Edit: it is 1000000 crores and not 100000 lakh crores
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Even if part of this amount is spent on helping the terminally cancer patients in various Government or private hospitals, that would be fine. Even if part of this goes towards rural infrastructure, fine. At least the earlier Government brought in the Rajiv Gandhi rural improvement scheme, where I have seen huge water tanks installed in several villages. Obviously this was a Central Government scheme, executed by State Governments.
Please do tell me, where is the money going, Sir. The same BJP blamed the Congress Government when it was in the Opposition, It is doing the same thing, The aim is to reduce the fiscal deficit.
The additional money is being spent on useless schemes like subsidy to buy scooters for women, in Tamil Nadu.
I really do not understand what welfare will come out of the huge increases in prices of petrol and diesel. Sir, please do note, the prices of every single commodity that goes inside our kitchens has gone through the roof. But the Government is so proud and claims an inflation figure of something like four percent.
Retail inflation, Sir, is actually over eight percent. And what about reduction in Government expenditure, Sir?
If the Union Ministers stop going to their States so regularly on our expense, we can live far better lives. But this if, is a big -- or very big "if"-- Sir.
It's my personal experience that for any bikers the rise in Rs. 2/kg, doesn't impact the life in a harsh way. The maximum petrol needed for a bike in a Month would be around 50 ltrs. So 2*50 = 100.
Our problem is that we want the facility but doesn't carry the intentions of paying for it. There is a tax deduction from our salary as well as through other means. Like, if we purchase any commodity then the burden of the manufacturers have been carry forwarded on to the final consumers like us. But we are so limited to ourselves that we don't find growth around us. There are new & wide roads & flyovers too but we are ignored of these. Have we ever thought of that we eat up the pizzas worth Rs. 1000/I in a Month.