Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Attorney General’s view on GST compensation was sought after consultation with the states and a meeting of the GST Council would be held to discuss the legal opinion.

The finance minister was responding to a question on apprehensions raised by certain states about the reported AG opinion on GST compensation.

The GST Council, chaired by the Union finance minister and comprising state counterparts, had in March decided to seek views from the AG, who is the chief legal officer of the government, on the legality of market borrowing by the Council to make good the shortfall in the compensation fund.

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