1. Do not make GST implementation in Jammu and Kashmir a matter of acrimony: P Chidambaram

Do not make GST implementation in Jammu and Kashmir a matter of acrimony: P Chidambaram

The implementation of the GST in Jammu and Kashmir should not be turned into a "matter of acrimony" between the Centre and the state government, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 11:39 PM
GST, GST implementation, GST implementation in J&K, J&K, J&K GST, J&K GST bill, P Chidambaram, P Chidambaram on GST, P Chidambaram on GST in J&K The senior Congress leader appealed to the Centre to address the issue through discussion with the state. (Reuters)

The implementation of the GST in Jammu and Kashmir should not be turned into a “matter of acrimony” between the Centre and the state government, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today. The senior Congress leader appealed to the Centre to address the issue through discussion with the state. Terming the matter as “complex”, he said the Centre has to impress upon the state government to implement of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) without diluting Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special powers to Jammu and Kashmir. “I think the (central) government has to work with the J&K government and impress upon it that without diluting Article 370, it is possible to implement GST in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

“Don’t make this a matter of acrimony between J&K and the Government of India,” he added. The senior Congress leader said, “I think this requires discussion rather than acrimony.” The Jammu and Kashmir assembly had yesterday passed a resolution on implementing the GST in the state while safeguarding its special status. 

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    Chacha Jee
    Jul 7, 2017 at 1:38 am
    Ugly India hating, corrupt to his rear traitor who changed affidavit all by himself. What do you expect from him or Pappus, Yadhavs, Mamtas, Lalus, Kanjriwala... muslim rear lickers.
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