Fadnavis should ask Modi govt to bring fuel prices under GST: Chidambaram


New Delhi, May 25: Day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavi said bringing petrol and diesel under GST would cut the prices, Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram advised the latter that he should ask BJP-led central government to do that.

Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram stated ” Bringing petrol and diesel under GST will lower prices, said Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis. He should ask his party’s government at the Centre to do that”.

Fadnavis on Thursday said that the fuel prices will come down once the central government builds a consensus to bring petrol and diesel under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) cap.

“We have decreased our taxes already but now rates are going up due to rising crude oil prices in international market. So we are trying to make a consensus in GST Council on bringing petroleum under GST, that will decrease the price,” Fadnavis said while replying to rising petrol and diesel prices in the state”, he asserted.

Earlier this week, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Chairman Sanjiv Singh also stressed on bringing petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to provide relief to common people from a surge in fuel prices.

According to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities on Friday are Delhi Rs 77.83 per litre; Mumbai 85.65; Kolkata 80.47 and Chennai 80.80; whereas diesel prices are: Delhi 68.75; Mumbai 73.2; Chennai 72.58; Kolkata 71.30.


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