The central government through talks with the states is interested in building consensus on the GST levy on petroleum products, said Pradhan, who holds charge of petroleum ministry, on the sidelines of a function near here.
"The GST Council led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after consultations with the states would take a call on the issue," he added.
"As Petroleum Minister, I have requested the state governments often that the levy of the GST on petroleum products will do good to the people," Pradhan added.
"We are trying to build the consensus with the state governments on this issue democratically. We don't want to thrust our decisions upon the states," the minister added.
With the new tax regime not in place in many states, people are shelling out more money for the petroleum products in such areas due to the levy of Value Added Tax (VAT) and other cess.
Besides, there is a wide disparty in the price of petroleum products due to different taxes in the states.
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