Petrol price cut by massive ₹25 a litre in Jharkhand for two-wheelers

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said that the new rates will be implemented from January 26 next year.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said that the state government will give a major concession on petrol and diesel prices, but only for two-wheelers.

“Jharkhand government has decided to give a concession of 25 per litre petrol to motorcycles and scooter riders,” Soren was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“Prices of petrol and diesel are touching the sky today. And this is affecting poor and middle class families. Despite having a motorcycle at home, a poor man can’t ride it because he has no money for petrol. He is not able to take is produce to the marketplace to sell it,” Soren said in a notice posted on the official Twitter handle of Jharkhand chief minister’s office.

“So, it has been decided that if such ration card holders fill petrol in their motorcycle or scooter, we will transfer 25 per litre subsidy to their bank accounts. A family can get this subsidy for 10 litres of petrol every month,” he added.

The changes will be implemented from January 26 next year, the notice posted by Soren further said.

The announcement was made as the Soren government completed two years today. His Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) stormed to power after winning the assembly elections in 2019.

Fighting the elections in alliance with Congress and Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD), the JMM won a comfortable majority with 47 seats in the 81-member house.

While the JMM won 30 seats, Congress and RJD secured 16 and later two MLAs of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) joined Congress.

The fifth assembly election in Jharkhand since the state was carved out of Bihar in 2000 will be held in 2024, along with Andhra Pradesh.

Hindustan Times

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