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