Auto industry leaders on Wednesday asked the government for a stimulus package, including GST reduction on vehicles, for the sector which has been hit by an unprecedented slump in sales.
In a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, industry leaders, including Maruti Suzuki Chairman R C Bhargava, M&M President – Automotive Sector Rajan Wadhera, who is also president of SIAM, along with representatives from components sector body ACMA and dealers body FADA drew attention to the challenges, including job losses, faced by the industry.
“Yes, we have asked for certain enablers for the auto industry and they have thought on it. I am very hopeful that there will be a stimulus package (for the auto industry) coming soon,” Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera told PTI.
The government wanted to understand from the industry about reasons for the slump in demand and possible solutions to the issue, he said, adding that the heavy industries …