Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi will meet Union Finance minister P Chidambaram in Delhi on Thursday to discuss issues related to implementation of Goods and Services Tax.

"I will be meeting Chidambaram at his request in Delhi on October 25 to discuss implementation of GST," Modi, who is Chairperson of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST, said in a statement in Patna on Monday.

Modi, who is also Finance minister, said GST was an important step in the direction of indirect taxes and he would put the views of the states on GST before him.

He said he would acquaint Chidamabaram with the difficulties expressed by states in implementation of GST.

The GST chairman said he would also discuss matters related to providing incentives to states and consumers under GST.

He said he would brief the minister about the committee's recent tour of Japan and Canada to study GST there.

He said Parliamentary committee on GST was expected to give its report soon. Chidambaram has said that the Union government wish to bring GST into operation in 2013.


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