Despite 78% of rural India finding no work in lockdown, survey shows 74% backs Modi govt in COVID-19 fight
Additionally, more than 68% rural Indians faced 'high' to 'very high' monetary difficulties during lockdown, the survey conducted by Gaon Connection and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies found
Just 4 states and one union territory have cut local sales tax or VAT on petrol and diesel since the October 2017 decision of the Centre to reduce excise duty on the two fuels, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday
Excise duty on petrol, diesel cut by Rs 2: Why can't BJP-ruled states reduce VAT on petro products to shame opposition
Human liquor and petroleum products have been the favorite whipping boys of finance ministers in states
While tweaking income tax rates would address a long-standing grievance of the salaried class, it is the agrarian crisis that has been allowed to fester for long
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to meet lawmakers of BJP-ruled states on Monday; Centre's schemes, development work on agenda
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will meet chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of all party ruled states on Monday to take stock of development and social welfare work being done.
"In BJP ruled states, private businessmen are seen as thieves. We do not see a different picture in these states from rest of the country," Sisodia said.