Srinagar, Jun 21: Saying that the government is befooling people over All Party Committee (APC), the opposition political parties on Wednesday said that the PDP-BJP coalition government has no strategy on implementing the GST in the state.
Pertinently, after the GST bill was not passed in the Assembly, the government claimed to have formed an APC to deliberate on extension of central Goods and Services Tax (GST) with modification so that it does not erode special status and fiscal autonomy of the state.
National Conference (NC) Provisional President, Nasir Aslam Wani said that the government is befooling people over by claiming to have formed All Party Committee (APC).
“Despite claiming to have formed an APC to deliberate on GST implementation in the state, the government has failed to communicate the members officially,” he said, adding that nobody is aware about the committee.
“NC leader Abdul Rahim Rather Sahab has also not been communicated so far,” he told KNS.
He said that the government must clear its stand over the GST implementation. “Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to implement it but we have to see the government’s stand over it. Let the government clear the picture over the issue,” he said.
Congress leader and MLC, G N Monga told KNS that the government has no strategy on implementing the GST in the state.
“The government, especially PDP, is confused and they don’t have any coordination on the matter. Muzaffar Baig told us in the All Party Meeting that GST bill and proposed modifications will send to all opposition parties. Where are the papers?,” Monga asked.
“It is the evidence of confusion on the part of the government when their own senior leader is saying that he has not received any letter from the government about All Party Committee on GST which the government said will be formed,” he said.
Notably, PDP MP, Muzaffar Hussain Baig who is supposed to head the APC has said that “I have heard that a committee has been set up and I am its chairman. But I have not received any letter from the government or cabinet about it that I am the chairman of any committee.” (KNS)