The Central government to reduce fuel price by Rs 2.50 per litre, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said that the Centre had only followed the footsteps of the Karnataka government.
The JD(S)-Congress coalition government led by Kumaraswamy had reduced the tax (sales tax on fuel) by Rs 2 per litre only a month ago.
“The Centre has finally provided some relief to the common man by reducing the fuel price,” said Kumaraswamy speaking to reporters here. He, however, ruled out any further price reduction by the state government citing that fuel prices had been reduced in the state only last month after the nation-wide bandh protesting against the fuel price hike.
Meanwhile, state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa has demanded that the State government should immediately reduce the sales tax on fuel by Rs 2.30 per litre.