It is extremely unfair to ask State Governments to reduce petrol pricesThe Modi administration has always sought to put the State Governments in the dock. The cess on petrol and diesel was raised to absurd levels and the net price in the hands of the customer exceeded Rs,.100, hitting the middle class and the poor very badly.
The present Chief of the Tamil Nadu BJP acts like a hero of sorts and is up to a terrific deal of drama in politics., His call for agitation against reduction in petrol prices by the Tamil Nadu State Government, not only lacks logic, but is irrational, to say the least. The Central Government eats away a lion's share of the taxes and the taxes of the State Governments actually sustains their economies.
The State Governments have also not been given their due share of the GST by the Modi Government. It is an impossible task to do anything now. State Governments can possibly reduce prices over a period of time. Tamil Nadu has seen record rains this year and is hard pressed for cash. A fabulous CM is doing his best and everyone needs to appreciate that.