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Min: Centre working on modalities to bring petrol, diesel under GST

While addressing media persons on Friday April 21, 2018  after the launch of phase II of the extended PM Ujjwala Yojana at Baheri in Darbhanga district to make the LPG gas connection a universal phenomenon in the country covering all families,  Petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan, touching upon the continuous rise in prices of petrol and diesel, attributed this unprecedented hike to international situation.
“Disturbances have occurred in Syria. Iran is also facing sanctions. The twin aspects have caused sudden spurt in crude oil prices,” Pradhan said and pointed out that the Centre is mulling over bringing petrol and diesel under Goods and Services Tax (
GST).


Referring to the frequent demand made by deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, who was with him at the press meet and heads the committee on GST Network, Pradhan said, “The Centre has been working on the ways to bring petrol and diesel under GST. Modi ji has been making this demand regularly.”

Pradhan also said the Centre has to decide the modalities and also discuss the nitty-gritty with the states in this regard. “We are working on it,” he added.

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