Hyderabad9/9/17:: A crucial meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council was underway here on Saturday to discuss key issues relating to the implementation of the new tax regime.
Chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the 21st meeting of the GST Council was being attended by finance ministers of states and GST Secretariat officials.
Over 150 delegates were attending the meet being held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).
The Telangana government, however, insisted that the GST on ongoing projects should be brought down to 5% as the higher tax rate may put an additional burden of Rs 9,000 crore.
At one stage, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had threatened to move to the court over the issue. He later dashed off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Telangana is seeking the relief for public utility projects like irrigation schemes, Mission Kakatiya for restoration and revival of tanks and for providing piped drinking water to every household and a two-bed room housing scheme for the poor.