Other highest centres include Nanded where petrol was retailing at Rs 89.93 per litre and diesel Rs 77.90, and Amravati Rs 89.93 and Rs 78.84. "We stand with the people on this issue but the solution to the increase in petrol and diesel prices is not in our hands", Prasad said.
Though Naidu's ruling TDP didn't announce supporting the protests and national bandh call of the opposition parties led by the Congress, the activists and supporters of TDP were seen participating in the protests against the centre across the state. On this price, the state had imposed a total of Rs 21.84 as sales tax and dealer's commission. The government would have to forego a tax revenue of Rs. 820 crore towards diesel, and Rs. 300 crore on petrol.
On September 10, 2018, the price of petrol being Rs 80.73, the percentage hike is 13, said the graphic posted by the saffron party's Twitter handle.
"Fuel prices have disturbed the budget of every household". Propelled by a rise in global crude oil prices and a weakening rupee, the price of petrol in Delhi is now touching Rs 80 while diesel has crossed the Rs 72 mark. From thereon, there has been some fluctuation, with both hike and cut in prices up till today, when it touched Rs 90.05.
State-owned oil firms had in June previous year discarded the policy of changing fuel rates on the first and 16th of every month, and resorted to daily price revision instead.
Later, amid the constant rise in the prices of petrol and diesel, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday met Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, PTI reported. In Kolkata, petrol costs Rs 83.75 and diesel Rs 75.82. While other states like Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh chose to reduce taxes, industry experts suggest moving to GST could be a way forward. Delhi charges a Value-Added Tax of 27 per cent on petrol and 17.24 per cent on diesel. Because the price is built up by excessive taxes on petrol and diesel. This led to its excise collections from petro goods more than doubling in last four years - from Rs 99,184 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 2,29,019 crore in 2017-18.