Sonia Gandhi, Congress president on Tuesday reached out to the chief ministers of West Bengal, Maharashtra and Jharkhand on the issue of compensation to states and would hold a meeting with them for evolving a collective stand at the 27th August GST Council meeting, said sources.
They said that the Gandhi will be holding the virtual meeting with Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray and Hemant Soren, besides all four Congress chief ministers, to evolve a joint strategy for pressing the Centre to grant compensation to states.
The Goods and services Tax Council would be meeting on 27th August to discuss the matter of grant of compensation to states for the loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. All the states Finance ministers are part of the GST Council, where the opposition CMs are likely to jointly demand from the government grant of 14% GST compensation to them.
Gandhi would be holding the meeting Wednesday afternoon, said the sources.