Excise duty slashed on petrol, diesel; 9 NDA states cut VAT, 5 of them go to polls in 2022


Taking a cue, the governments of UP, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Bihar cut VAT on fuel. BJP governs all these states, except Bihar where it is in alliance with JD(U). UP, Goa, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Manipur are going to polls next year.