Ahead of elections, Assam cuts fuel prices by ₹5, duty on Liquor by 25%
Guwahati, February 12 The Assam government today said that it has cut petrol and diesel prices by ₹ 5 and reduced the duty on liquor by 25%. The new rates will be effective from midnight today. The announcement comes months ahead of the state assembly election and especially at a time when fuel prices have been touching new highs across the country. Finance Minister Himanta Biswas announced the new rates in the state Assembly today. The state polls are scheduled for March-April with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP government looking to retain power.