Govt ready for debate on GST within the constitution of India as well as the state: Drabu

‘JK Legislature most empowered house in the country’

Srinagar: The Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu on Tuesday  said that “the government is ready for a debate on the Goods And Services Tax (GST) within the constitution of India as well as the state”

“There are apprehensions regarding GST all over the country, and not just in Kashmir. We have a few more apprehensions. And all that should be discussed. Every member of the house has the right to discuss whatever apprehensions they have,” Drabu added.

While pointing out that the JK Legislature is the most empowered house in the country, Drabu added, “The government is ready and open to discussions and debate on the bill within the constitution of India and the state as well.”

While Rasheed was calling GST a conspiracy to eradicate the special status of the state by the implementation of new tax regime, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu continued with his remarks.

Last month on the June 27, the government said that it will protect the special status of the state and will have a separate GST that will not erode the fiscal and constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Friday in a statement said that the organization will strongly oppose any attempt by the Government to forcibly or clandestinely implementing GST in its present.

MLA Langate, Engineer Rashid, while addressing Finance Minsiter Haseeb Drabu, on  (regarding the arrest of trade leaders including Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Khan, told him that “on one hand you tell them that Goods And Services Tax (GST) is beneficial for them and on the other hand you get them arrested.”

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