Re: Car owners may not get subsidised diesel
Or Cars costing above 6 lakh should be considered for high excise duty.
Small Diesel cars like eg: swift, Figo has nice mileage than the petrol version.Hence indeed it saves nations money.
Its not a matter of fuel efficiency but Constitutional rights- Equality. For instance 'A
', an average bloke needs a new car for his family and can only shell out under 2.5 lakhs for it. What are his options Petrol only.
' an above average person can buy a new car for upto a 6 lakh sticker price. What are his options? Petrol or Diesel. 90% of the time he will go for option two.
So we see 'A
' struggling hard to run his car with an over priced fuel,
' is getting a cake walk of a better deal with subsidised diesel.
So is that fair enough? Hell no it ain't!
About the 4 lakh sticker price, I guess that can be the only exemption bar, the government may allow at all if there are no options at all.
But when Diesel cars are using up 15% of the diesel being sold in the country and making others to pay a premium for the losses incurred, That becomes social injustice and double standards in the most unjust way.