The Madhya Pradesh government also withdrew the additional cess of Rs 1.50 per litre on diesel.
The dealers are protesting marketing guidelines amended by public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs).
Maharashtra Cabinet has slashed taxes on oil to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs two and Rs one respectively.
Gujarat government today announced 4 per cent cut in the VAT on petrol and diesel.
Truck owners and operators today began their 36-hour nationwide strike against the disruptive policies under the GST and seeking inclusion of diesel in the new tax regime.
India today pressed oil cartel OPEC to adopt "responsible pricing" for oil and consider the world's third-biggest oil consumer as its preferred sales destination
Dharmendra Pradhan on October 4 had appealed to the states to cut VAT on petrol and diesel by 5 per cent.
According to the police, 17-year-old Rafiqul Islam was umpiring in the match when he was hit by a ball in the chest.
UPF has announced nationwide strike of dealers on October 13 to press for various demands including better margins and inclusion in GST.
Asking states to lower tax on petrol and diesel is not a permanent solution.
Earlier this week, the Centre had cut basic excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 a litre. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had on Wednesday asked the states to slash the VAT on petrol and diesel in direction of the consumer interest.
In New Delhi, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said states should cut sales tax or VAT on petrol and diesel by 5 per cent. Jaitley, he said, will soon write to all states on the issue.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday urged the state governments to cut Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel by 5 per cent
The 1986 FIFA World Cup hero wrote on his Facebook page that he will have to reschedule his visit to Kolkata to October 8.
Petrol price were today cut by Rs 2.5 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.25 a litre, a day after the government reduced excise duty on auto fuels.
The government on Tuesday reduced Basic Excise Duty rate on both branded and unbranded petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre.
The Centre has asked state governments to reduce VAT in order to further ease the burden on consumers.
The government on Tuesday reduced Excise Duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre, effective October 4.