Maharashtra government will reduce VAT on fuel soon: CM Eknath Shinde

The Eknath Shinde-led administration announced on July 4 that it will shortly lower the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, which came as a huge relief to the people of Maharashtra.

Following his victory in the floor test, Shinde notified the state Assembly that the state will lower the VAT on fuel soon.

Eknath Shinde stated in a speech to the legislature on Monday that he had been suppressed for a long time and that the revolt he had led was a result of the harsh treatment he had received, an apparent allusion to his previous affiliation with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena.

After the newly formed administration headed by him won the trust vote in the Legislative Assembly, Shinde gave a victory speech in which he noted that “the developments of today didn’t happen in just one day.”

The MVA administration, commanded by Uddhav Thackeray, was overthrown as a result of Shinde’s mutiny last month alongside certain Shiv Sena MLAs. On June 30, Shinde took the oath of office as chief minister, with Devendra Fadnavis serving as his deputy.

On Monday, 164 MLAs voted for the motion of confidence, while 99 voted against it on the last day of the special session.