Amidst reports that natural gas would brought under the GST, Andhra Pradesh state government made a strong statement that it opposes the move to bring natural gas within the ambit of the GST. It said that the proposal would further make the state lose substantial revenue.
Referring to several news reports, AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said the proposal was not even circulated to the states. In a statement, Yanamala also opposed any move to include any petroleum product under GST. Issuing of statements by the officials of the council on such sensitive policy issues cannot be accepted, he said.