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Congress demands roll back of 5% GST on LPG cylinder

LPG has been put in 5% GST slab, earlier a 2 to 4% VAT was imposed on LPG in some states

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Empty Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders are seen at a gas distribution centre at Dujana village in Noida (Photo: Reuters)
Empty Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders are seen at a gas distribution centre at Dujana village in Noida (Photo: Reuters)

The on Tuesday demanded that the five per cent (GST) levied on domestic cylinder be removed as it was burdening the poor.

"The price of domestic cylinder has gone up by Rs 32 in parts of the country after the became effective. This is affecting common people, the poor especially. We demand that the on domestic cylinder be removed immediately," senior spokesperson Maken told reporters here.


has been put in the five per cent slab. Earlier a two to four per cent VAT was imposed on in some states.

Maken accused the of not passing on the benefits of drop in global prices to people of the country.

"The is making profits to the tune of Rs 3 lakh crore every year by not slashing prices of fuel here. On the one hand, it is making profits and on the other, it is burdening the poor by imposing on the cylinder," Maken added.

He claimed food and beverages, helmets, hair oil, tooth paste, tea, coffee, butter, curd, cement and mineral water are some of the items prices of which have shot up, notwithstanding the government's assurance that their rates will drop once the is in force.

Maken also described the as 'Gayi Savings Tumhari' (your savings have vanished).

The came into force on July 1.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 15:04 IST
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