Centre contemplating to bring petrol, diesel under GST: Athawale

CHANDIGARH: The Narendra Modi Government is contemplating to bring petrol and diesel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said here on Tuesday.

“We have done so much work, but there is some problem pertaining to petrol and diesel prices. The issue persists even though the prices have fallen a bit. But the Centre is contemplating to bring petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST,” the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment said at a news conference here.

“If petrol and diesel are brought under GST, it will help bring down their prices by Rs 20-30, which will provide relief to people of this country including the middle class and common masses,” he added.

Athawale said the states should also cut the taxes on petrol and diesel to provide some relief to people. (AGENCIES)

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