Congress led UDF to boycott GST function in Kerala

The Congress led UDF opposition has decided to boycott the government GST roll out function at Kochi, to protest lack of discussion in the assembly about the tax regime.

Published: 30th June 2017 07:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2017 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

THIRUVANMIYUR: The Congress led UDF opposition has decided to boycott the government function to be held at Kochi tomorrow as part of rolling out of GST from midnight, to protest against not discussing and passing the state GST bill in the assembly.

"The protest is against the implementation of the law through an ordinance instead of discussing the same in the state assembly," Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said here today.

The GST bill has been passed by all states, except Jammu and Kashmir.

Though Kerala had an opportunity to do so, government had brought an ordinance in this regard making the house a 'scarecrow', he said.

Chennithala also said that implementing a law significant to the state without a discussion in the assembly amounted to "showing disrespect to democracy."
 

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