Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren’s government on Wednesday announced to give a major concession of ₹25 per litre on petrol to motorcycles and scooter riders.
“Jharkhand government has decided to give a concession of ₹25 per litre petrol to motorcycles and scooter riders,” Soren said adding that the changes will be implemented from January 26 next year.
The CM said the move will benefit two-wheeler riders especially the poor and middle class as the petrol prices are very high since past few months.
The announcement was made as the 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 comfortable majority with 47 seats in the 81-member house.
While the JMM won 30 seats, Congress and RJD secured 16 and later 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.