West Bengal: BJP rally at Maniktala over reduction of VAT

News Desk: The West Bengal BJP unit on Tuesday took out a rally in the Maniktala area of North Kolkata demanding that the Mamata Banerjee government reduce the VAT it charges on petrol and diesel, in line with the Centre’s move to cut excise duty on petroleum products.

Leading the rally BJP state president Sukanta Majumder said that the agitation will be intensified in the coming days.

“BJP workers all over the state will take out rallies in the coming days. The protests will assume such a proportion that the voice of the people will reach the chief minister’s office on the 14th floor of state secretariat Nabanna. The protests will force her to listen to the just demand of people and match the Narendra Modi government’s decision to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel…” he said.