Bengaluru: State's income will be affected if petrol is brought under GST, says Kumaraswamy


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (EP)

Bengaluru, Jun 13: "The government at the centre is saying that petrol price should be brought under GST if it has to become cheaper. Congress also says the same. If then, is Congress fighting to reduce petrol prices or to bring it under GST?," asked former chief minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy.

In a series of posts on Twitter on Sunday June 13, Kumaraswamy said, "Petrol price is rising day by day in the middle of the corona pandemic. People are facing problems because of the price rise. Opposition parties including the Congress are requesting the government to reduce the petrol prices. They are also suggesting that the fuel prices can be reduced if they are brought under GST."

The former chief minister Kumaraswamy argued that the state's income will reduce if petrol prices are brought under GST.

Pointing at Veerappa Moily, Kumaraswamy said that a former minister of petroleum and Congress leader has urged that petrol should be brought under the ambit of GST. "It shows that the intention of Congress is not to reduce the unlimited taxes on the fuel but only to bring it under the GST. Congress does not know the risks involved in this move," he said.

"The only agenda of the national parties is doing politics with an eye on power. They do not consider the welfare of the state and local needs. It has become public that both Congress and BJP have stood for exploitation,” he said.

"People may feel that the price of petrol would be reduced when it is brought under the GST. But the state will lose revenue. The development of the state will be affected," he said.

"Let the centre and the state reduce the taxes on petrol instead. The taxes on petrol are as high as 68%. It is essential to reduce them,” he added.

"The centre and the state charge Rs 60-Rs 65 as tax on a litre of petrol. The taxes should not exceed Rs 30. The prices will stand at Rs 65-Rs 70 then. All of us should campaign for it,” Kumaraswamy suggested.

 

 

 

  

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Dear Kumarswamy, if petrol and diesel brought under GST ,state share will increase more than 41% and centre cannot have 59 % as it is having now.

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Is there any provision in out constitution for a state to be independent, if the central government misuses power, targets a state with evil intentions ?

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  • Bala, Urwa

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    If petrol price comes under GSt the price will be around Rs 70.. But it will not happen. The states will lose major share.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Make all politicians payable from their salary and bring then undet incom tax. Abolish their perks. Govt will overflow with finance. Can sell petrol @50rs.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India.

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    This comments is very much political. If Yedirappa is shown the door by BJP and history repeats, then Kumaraswamy will join hands with BJP and then, they will form the government.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore /Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Petrol, diesel and gas has become a milking cow for all governments. Every 95% of the politicians (polis) are in politics to loot and not to serve. Does anyone think that Moily has not got kickbacks? He had made a similar statement like garbage Pradan and housemaid Nirmala that oil companies are best to determine oil prices. BTW, he may have forgotten to go by public transport on every Wednesday.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore/Kodyadka

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Instead of Petrol let government put heavy tax on alcohol. Because we need to understand that petrol is an essential item whereas Alcohol is not Let us selectively tax alcohol very high

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  • myna, mysuru

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Kumaraswamy has always been anti-people in his policies. Instead of suggesting bringing petrol and diesel under GST at 4% which will benefit the common man, he is suggesting otherwise. Kumaraswamy was not born when Congress started was in Government and he goes to give suggestions. Pathetic Indian Political scenario.

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  • yash, karkala

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    pedda mundedu...

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  • harsha, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    useless fellow

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  • S Abdul Raheeman Saheb, Malpe Karnataka

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    If petroleum products comes under GST States revenue will reduce then how about the tax reduction by Centre and States will not reduce the revenue? Worried about the revenue not about the common public!!!

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  • Rahulbaba, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    No party in power wants to cut thier taxes on fuel. When they are out of power, they will talk about reduction. some fools get carried away by these statements.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Rahulbaba, you are right. Smriti Irani sat on the road with an empty cylinder when MMS government increased Rs. 50/- of LPG. Now when it has gone from 350/- of 2014 to 950/- in 2020, she is enjoying all-paid MP accommodation facility at our taxes cost. Do you have guts to evict her ?

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Full Gowda family must sent to Kailash!!! Useless Small Gowda play politics for his family's survival, if there is no people what would he do with state's income??? Gowda, First save the people from Corona virus and Corona prices !!! Then talk about your income!!!

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Reduce taxes. Stop unnecessary spending on religious and political buildings and also reduce 50 percent salaries of All politicians. Finance will bebin control.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Pili, Mangalore What about stopping Rohingya Bhagya?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    A Dreaming Chief Minister ...

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    One nation one tax is a bad idea. When states set the tax rates and the state is governed badly people of the state have the choice to move to a state that has lower tax rates and is governed better.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jun 14 2021

    Roaming tour... How you leave your native place... And settle in other language speaking states...

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  • Sharath Shetty / Dubai, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    State government expect, central government should provide free vaccine, but where money comes from vaccinated state public....

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Alcohol, petrol & diesel should be brought under G.S.T., so that the state govt's should not increase as per their whims and fancies for their luxuries.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Stop the loot and pilferage of revenues and also cut down on extravagance of MLAs, ministers and all chelas then States will turn to surplus budgets.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    If and when you get to decorate the chair, treasury must be always full to ensure complete pilferage.

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  • Desmond, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    That was one of the promise made at the time of election. One country one tax....why the delay and discussion now. And for the jds...dont worry bribes will anyways come as per your demands.....worry about yourselves not the country... Leave the country to ita citizens

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Desmond, Mangalore, I have no words to express on your comments. You have rightly said.

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  • R.Krishna, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Kumaraswamy says state's revenue will come down if GST is reduced. He suggests to lower the taxes instead to bring down petrol prices. Whether reduction of taxes will not reduce revenue of the state?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    We want GST on Petrol & Alcohol ...

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    The Centre and the state charge Rs 60-Rs 65 as tax on a litre of petrol ? Where this money go ? Also we don't understand why do we need tallest status when poor children sleep empty stomach.?

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    State GST collection should come to state seamlessly and real time. Buy we need one nation one tax and so GST is good..

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    The BJP government plays politics when it has to disburse GST to states not ruled by the BJP. Tyrants love the idea of one nation one tax.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    This genius may be have a deal with ruling to speak for it. He us speaki gnlij

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  • arm, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Even High High Group are on the streets because of their depleting income.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    Mr. Kumaraswamy you are worried about states income which is directly proportional to your income....!!!!!! People are worried about their savings for their future or for their daily needs.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    HDK is a visionary leader. Unfortunately he did not get a good support during the coalition Govt,

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    You guys don't have any concern for the state. All you guys are worried about is your perks. Reduce petrol prices, and bring all politicians's salary back to where it was in 2014. Modi made it 200% higher. Why we citizens should give them more income and suffer ourselves ?? For bringing the nation's economy to this condition ?? We must pay for high petrol price but these thugs sit and enjiy ?? Throw this incapable government away !

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  • Kiran K, Manipal

    Sun, Jun 13 2021

    At least he is truthful that states share of tax on Petrol, is the highest/extremely high. It is another matter that he doesn't want the Petrol prices to come down with GST.

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