• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    Omar dubs GST resolution passed by J-K assembly as 'sham'

    By Pti
    |

    Srinagar, Jul 5: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday termed the resolution on the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), passed by the state assembly, as a sham. He said there was absolutely no clarity on constitutional safeguards for the state.

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah

    "With absolutely no clarity of what 'constitutional safeguards' the BJP-PDP government in J&K has agreed with the centre, the sham resolution passes," Omar wrote on twitter.

    Earlier today, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly adopted a resolution for implementing the GST in the state amid protests by the NC and the Congress. Omar, the working president of the National Conference (NC), said the state government had made up its mind to implement the new tax regime in the state, but was indulging in theatrics.

    "As expected the govt reply was full of hyperbole & devoid of substance. The BJP-PDP Govt had decided to apply GST so why the theatrics," he asked in another tweet.

    He equated the resolution with a blank cheque.

    "This is what I'd said yesterday & the resolution, bereft of specifics, is exactly the blank cheque that I'd foreseen," he added.

    The resolution, moved by state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, was adopted through a presidential order calling on the Centre to safeguard the special status and exclusive taxation powers of the state.

    PTI

    For Daily Alerts

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more