Chandigarh, Oct 6: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday issued an ultimatum to the Congress government to give an immediate relief of Rs five per litre in fuel prices on petrol and diesel by reducing State VAT in the next two days or be ready to face a people agitation on this issue.
In a statement here, senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said the Congress government and its Finance Minister Manpreet Badal had turned a blind eye to the suffering of the common man as well as farmers by refusing to reduce petrol and diesel prices. “This despite an announcement by Pradesh Congress president Sunil Jakhar that the State would reduce its own taxes on petro-products after the centre did the same.
Now that the centre has taken this step, will Jakhar hold a dharna outside the office of the finance minister?”, he asked. He said the real face of Jakhar had been exposed. (UNI)