Jharkhand government cut ₹25 a liter for two-wheelers

Jharkhand government cut ₹25 a liter for two-wheelers

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the state government would significantly reduce diesel and petrol prices, but only for two-wheelers.

Hemant Soren was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

"Hemant Soren government has decided to give a concession of ₹25 per litre petrol to motorcycles and scooter riders,"

"Prices of diesel and petrol are increasing 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 hise marketplace to sell it," Soren said in a notification posted on the official Twitter handle of the Jharkhand chief minister's office.

He added.

"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,"

 Jharkhand government cut 25 a liter for two wheelers 1Twitter image : @HemantSorenJMM

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

The announcement was made as the Hemant 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 confident majority with 47 seats in the 81-member house.

While the JMM won 30 seats, Congress and RJD secured 16, 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.

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