Dy CM Vehemently Denies News Report Regarding Implementation Of GST In JK

 

          SRINAGAR, JUNE 24: Strongly refuting the news item published in a section of press where some fabricated quotes have been attributed to him regarding GST implementation in the State, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today clarified that he has been grossly misquoted and his remarks have been presented in a completely distorted manner.

          In a statement, Dr Singh said  that the Government  has already  constituted  an All Party Committee to  explore  the ways and means for  implementing  the new tax regime in the state without  harming  the  interests of people and  the special  status  of Jammu and Kashmir. "Why only one newspaper has reported my remarks in such a distorted manner when several journalists were present at the said event," he said and added that it would have been reported by the other sections of the media the same way if I had made any such remarks.

He said the Government would follow the proper process in implementation of GST regime so that the interests of the state, the consumers and the traders are protected appropriately. He said the coalition Government is functioning smoothly and implementing developmental  initiatives and other issues as per the Agenda of Alliance. “There is no threat to the coalition government as such and it will complete its full term,” he said.

Elaborating further on the implementation of GST in the State, the Dy Chief Minister said that this Central law is quite beneficial for all stakeholders in the State and does not harm any section of the society or Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. In the absence of this new tax regime which will be rolled out in the entire country from Ist July, the State and people will suffer hugely on account of double taxation, he said.

He said those opposing implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir are misleading the common masses for their ulterior political interests. The GST will bring uniformity in the country with one tax and also benefit the common man in the State as many items of daily use will become cheaper, he added. 

 

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