MPs protest for GST dues to states outdoors Parliament


Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 17

MPs of eight political events staged a slogan-shouting protest on the Parliament premises in opposition to the Centre’s alleged delay within the launch of cash to state governments beneath “GST compensation”.

The protest passed off close to the enduring statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

TMC, TRS, DMK, Samajwadi Party, AAP, RJD, NCP and Shiv Sena had been the political events which took half within the agitation.

The MPs had been seen holding placards.

Leader of DMK in Rajya Sabha, Tiruchi Siva, mentioned: “The Centre has shown insensitivity in not releasing the dues on which the state governments have a right.”

“The Centre’s action is against the grain of cooperative federalism,” and its conduct an infringement on the autonomy of the states.

He additional alleged that the Centre has been conservative in offering assist to the states to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The DMK chief added that the federal government additionally ran roughshod on opposition events’ demand to shelve NEET exams.

“The opposition parties have been constructive in its approach to the government in Parliament, but have got short shrift from it in return,” mentioned one other opposition chief.



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