Srinagar, Jun 24: Congress today refrained from the meeting convened on GST in Srinagar today citing the reason as non-serious attitude of the Govt with regard to implementation of GST. The Party also blamed PDP BJP coalition for being in a State of confusion over GST, as a result, the trade bodies in the entire state were in dilemma.
Party Spokesperson in a statement to KNS said that Congress Party has decided to refrain from the meeting, saying that Govt has failed to circulate draft proposal, as it was agreed that the draft resolution of GST would be circulated to Congress and other parties, enabling them (Opposition) to debate and discuss the GST at length inorder to evolve a consensus, but this is unfortunate that no such proposal from the Govt side has come out so far, which reflects that both PDP BJP are in a state of confusion and has no roadmap on GST.
Expressing surprise over the non-serious attitude of the Govt, the Party Spokesperson said that despite the pressing demand from opposition for draft proposal, nothing was done from the Govt Side, which has sent confusing signals among the entire political spectrum in the State.
The Spokesperson added that Chief Minister agreed in the all-Party meet that draft proposal as demanded by the opposition would be circulated to every political party, but despite that nothing was done on the part of Govt.
The Spokesperson further said that one fails to understand that on the one hand PDP BJP is in hurry to implement GST and on the other hand Govt is not even able to circulate draft proposal, which is indicative of double standards and ill intentions on the part of the PDP BJP Coalition, which remains the cause behind Congress Party’s refraining from today’s GST meet. (KNS)