There seems to be no respite for the common man as fuel prices increased across the nation a day after bandh. In the last 15 days, the price of petrol and diesel have gone up by Rs 3. The central government asking the state governments to decrease VAT on fuel so that the prices of petrol and diesel can come down. But, several states have already decreased VAT on fuel. Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that his government cannot reduce VAT further as it may impact state exchequer.