As fuel prices continue to remain high, oil minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday said that Madhya Pradesh levies the highest sales tax or VAT on petrol in the country, while Rajasthan has the highest tax on diesel. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the recently appointed oil minister said that state governments levy value added tax (VAT) on the total amount of base price and central taxes of petrol and diesel.

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