The issue of GST compensation compensation was overshadowed today in a virtual meeting of 7 chief ministers of opposition parties with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. Citing the Corona Virus Crisis, the Chief Ministers of the states said that the GST of the states has not been paying the GST arrears for several months in such difficult times. For this, some states wrote letters to PM Modi but no response came from Delhi. The Chief Ministers of opposition parties allege that the government in the Center states is only interested in toppling.
How should we run the government: Mamta Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led this meeting on the NEET-JEE exam issue. ‘He said that students are worried about the NEET-JEE exam, they have problems of transport. All the states should come together and raise their voice against the exam. Apart from this, he also spoke on the issue of tax.
The states are not getting the tax collected from the states – how do we run the government, how to fight the epidemic, how to give medical -treatment, ambulance for free. The PM is saying that we are giving millions of crores of help, where is that money going. I have never seen such tyranny in a democracy. We cannot even speak in this catastrophe. It is being done with every scheme that the state government will give half the money, the central government will give half the money but they will decide the name, we have been removed from the loop.
Mamta Banerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal
We will raise the issue of compensation in GST meeting : Bhupesh Baghel
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also expressed his displeasure over the reduction in revenue. he said that-
States are not getting GST compensation, due to this we are facing a lack of revenue. Tomorrow GST will raise the issue of compensation. Our coal mines are being auctioned, and we are telling you that you can take part in the auction.
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh
Officers are imposing on the states. Congress-ruled states are being deliberately targeted about the states. Everyday the government is trying to topple it. In the health scheme, the state is giving 60% of the money, yet the name of PM is being given.
Narayanasamy, Chief Minister, Puducherry
The opposition is weakening, we are not taking things vigorously. BJP is capturing every mechanism. BJP has made so many mistakes that if the opposition raises these issues in the right way, then the public will understand that the government is trying to privatize the profitable government companies, especially the railways. How the market is growing, the data of the economy is also not available.
Hemant Soren, CM, Jharkhand
On GST, Hemant Soren said that after the implementation of GST, the backbone of the state governments has been removed, the BJP ruled states get help, the rest are not forced to increase the prices of petrol and diesel, which is increasing inflation. BJP is trying to improve the balance seat of its few people.
On the issue of conducting the NEET-JEE examination, CM Hemant Soren said that the examination should not be done now. For this, all hotels will have to be opened, transport will have to be started, girls will face more problems. Children will not come alone – will come with parents, there will be a lot of trouble.
It is on us, we want be scared or fight: Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also attended this meeting, supporting the Chief Ministers of other states and said that all the states are going through the same situation.
Raising the issue of GST compensation, Uddhav said that the situation of all states is the same with respect to GST. The money has not come from the center since April. GST is our right, what kind of democracy without begging federal structure? Now there is no need to revisit GST. We never said that we will not take the exam – but today the risk of corona has increased so now there is a problem in exam opening lockdown. It is better to be a turtle than a rabbit.
Center not given GST dues: Capt Amarinder Singh
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh also lashed out at the Center over the issue of GST dues. Captain said-
This year there will be a shortfall of 25000 crore revenue, the Center has given us money till March. The GST of 7000 crore has not been given by the Center.
Opposing NEET-JEE- We all should go to SC together. It should be made online, but there is a problem in conducting college and university exams, 32% of the population is SC, according to the percentage, the highest SC student-center in Punjab used to fund the post matric scholarship. It costs 720 crores every year. Now the Center is saying that if it costs more than 800 crores then they will give. On New Education Policy center Did not even talk to us. The assembly session is starting from day after tomorrow – for this, every MLA is getting tested – at this time 23 MLAs are positive.