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Should petrol pumps go on strike? Tell us

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November 21, 2006 09:22 IST

Thousands of petrol pumps in Maharashtra, 2,700 of them in Mumbai, have decided not to buy fresh stock to protest against the high sales tax levied by the state government.

Sales tax on petrol and diesel in Maharashtra is higher than in neighbouring states, which leads to loss of business for fuel retailers.

Two months ago, too, petrol pumps had gone on a strike when the Maharashtra government had said that the issue would be redressed. But since no action has been taken yet, petrol dealers have decided to go on a strike.

Do you think the petrol dealers are right in their demands? Or should they not go on a strike? Or is the Maharashtra government to blame for this crisis as it has not lived up to its promise?

Tell us what you think!