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Maharashtra govt to reduce VAT on fuel soon, says CM Eknath Shinde

A decision to reduce VAT on fuel will be taken in the state cabinet, Shinde informed the House, while replying to a debate after he won the floor test.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari New Delhi Updated on: July 04, 2022 19:17 IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde

Highlights

  • Petrol to get cheaper in Maharashtra after CM Eknath Shinde announces state will reduce VAT on fuel
  • A decision to reduce VAT on fuel will be taken in the state cabinet soon, he said
  • When Central govt comes with any state govt, speed of development increases multifold, Shinde said

The Maharashtra government led by the Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde faction) and BJP will reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel soon, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde informed the State Assembly on Monday.

A decision to reduce VAT on fuel will be taken in the state cabinet, Shinde informed the House, while replying to a debate after he won the floor test.

"We will cut VAT on petroleum to provide relief to the people of Maharashtra... When the Central government comes with any state government, the speed of development increases multifold in that state. We will surely get benefit from Devendra Fadnavis's experience," CM Eknath Shinde said.

"We'll see about the cabinet expansion. They (Uddhav Thackeray camp) are regularly going to Courts & even today went to Supreme Court. Bharat Gogawale is our whip and I'm myself the legislative party leader. Action will be taken against those who violated our whip," Shinde mentioned. 

"All MLAs who voted in our favour today will support Droupadi Murmu in Presidential polls... Sharad Pawar is a big leader, but whatever he says is just the opposite of the fact. So we will complete 2.5 years of governance; next time, we'll have 200 MLAs, 100 ours and 100 BJP," CM Shinde added.

Speaking in the assembly after winning the trust vote earlier in the day, Eknath Shinde said he had been suppressed for a long time and the rebellion led by him was a fallout of the unfair treatment meted out to him, an apparent reference to his old association with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena.

"The happenings of today didn't happen in just one day," Shinde said in his victory speech after the newly-formed government led by him won the trust vote in the Legislative Assembly.

Shinde's rebellion last month with a section of Shiv Sena MLAs culminated in the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government. Shinde took oath as the chief minister on June 30 with Devendra Fadnavis as his deputy.

“When I came for election, there are people in this House who witnessed how I was treated. I have been suppressed for a long time. Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena MLA from the Uddhav Thackeray faction) is also a witness," he said without elaborating.

Quoting former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, Shinde said the senior NCP leader had told him that an "accident" has occurred in Shiv Sena after the formation of the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi government, which came to power in November 2019.

Without taking names, Shinde also referred to Uddhav Thackeray's statement that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had informed him ahead of the formation of Maha Vikas Aghadi that leaders of Congress and NCP were not keen to work under Shinde.

“But after the formation of the MVA government, Ajit Pawar told me that an accident took place in your own party (Shiv Sena). We were never against you becoming the chief minister," Shinde said apparently referring to Uddhav Thackeray becoming the chief minister.

Shinde also claimed that he was earlier promised the post of deputy chief minister when the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance was in power.

"I was told by Union minister (and BJP leader) Nitin Gadkari that I will soon get a good posting,” he said.

On Monday, 164 MLAs voted for the motion of confidence, while 99 voted against it on the last day of the special session.

(With inputs from PTI)

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