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Time not right to bring petrol under GST: Nirmala Sitharaman

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New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that petrol and diesel will not come under the ambit of GST.

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"On the direction of court it was brought on to table but members spoke very clearly they do not want it to be included in GST," Sitharaman said.

"This will be reported to the high court as the GST Council felt it was not the time to bring petroleum products under the GST," she added.

Following a Kerala High Court judgment, the Council was asked to include petroleum items in the GST. This motion was denied by the states.

The Council has made the decision to submit a report to the court.

There will be no new tax on food delivery by platforms such as Zomato and Swiggy. GST will be charged to these aggregators. Customers will not be charged a new tax; the tax was formerly paid by eateries, but will now be paid by aggregators.

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