GST meet : Congress FMs will force changes in rates, says Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said he is hopeful of a “shower of changes in GST rates” in lieu of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting in today.
The senior Congress Party leader took to twitter and said:
Congress FMs letter to Mr Jaitley will set the tone for discussions in the GST Council today.
Congress FMs letter exposes the structural flaws in the design and implementation of GST. Govt can no longer duck these issues.
Expect a shower of changes in GST rates from GST Council meeting today. Panic-stricken govt has no option but to concede demands for change.
Thanks to Gujarat elections, Govt forced to heed advice of Opposition and experts on flaws in implementation of GST.
Govt avoided debate and voting in Rajya Sabha on GST Bills. Now, they cannot avoid a debate in public domain or in the GST Council.
Citing the political tussle in poll-bound Gujarat, Chidambaram claimed that the government was “forced to heed the advice of Opposition and experts on flaws in implementation of GST.” Further, he claimed that debates on GST can no longer be avoided on a public domain, and the letter written by the Congress-ruled state finance ministers to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would “set the tone for discussions” during the meeting.
Source- Business Standard.

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