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G.K.Vasan appeals to Centre, State to reduce taxes on fuel

Chennai, July 9(BPNS)

Tamil Manila Congress leader and former Union minister, G.K.Vasan has appealed to both the Central and State governments to reduce the excise duty and value-added tax on fuel. He said that the hike in fuel prices is affecting the lives of the people.

In a statement on Friday, the senior leader called upon the central government to form an expert committee. He asked the government to implement the recommendations of this committee to reduce the price of fuel.

The former Union Shipping minister also called upon the world countries to unite and reduce the price of fuel which is directly affecting the day-to-day lives of people.

G.K. Vasan also called upon the DMK government to prepare for a possible third wave of the Covid pandemic and said that the new government was totally involved in Covid prevention. He called upon the government to provide employment opportunities and economic advancement of people as the virus has taken away the lives of several people.

He also called upon the State government to press the Central government for a permanent solution to the Mekedatu dam and Markenadeya dam issues as it was affecting the farmers as well as the drinking water supply to many districts.

The TMC leader said that there was no need for the constitution of Justice(Rtd) A.K. Rajan commission regarding the study on the impact of NEET on socially and economically backward students. Vasan said that the Supreme Court judgment regarding NEET is final and that there was no need for political parties to conduct a slugfest while students are busy preparing for the exams.