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GST imposition in Northeast violates Special Category Status of 8 states : Tripura’s tax burdens enlarged highest, GST adds more punishment
TIWN Feb 13, 2020
GST imposition in Northeast violates Special Category Status of 8 states : Tripura’s tax burdens enlarged highest, GST adds more punishment
PHOTO : A sweet shop in Agartala crowded by customers. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA, Feb 13 (TIWN): GST punishment has rattled the common men’s lives North eastern states including state Tripura. Northeast staes reportedly registered over 30 per cent growth in GST collection during 2019, much more than the increase witnessed in larger manufacturing states. Growth in Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection recorded by most of the seven sister states is over three times the national average of 9 per cent.In absolute terms, the total tax collection during April-July of this fiscal year rose to Rs 3.56 lakh crore, as per the data accessed by Govt. For Tripura the GST is among the top positions, amid no industrial growth was recorded in past 21 months of the BJP Govt, except the Government claims. Scrapping free services, increasing all facilities charges, taking 18% GST in maximum sectors, Tripura CM amid commodity prices claimed GST’s collection is high in Tripura and it is a big credit when Tripura is one of the states of higher GST collection.

In a poverty gripped state more than 7% GST is can be a “Shame” for the Central Govt specially when the state is Northeast and tops in unemployment.

Not only this, when people are everyday complaining that their income downed in last 21 months, CM claimed that per capita income increased.

However, Biplab Deb said that it was ex-President Pranab Mukharjee’s will that GST should be introduced in India but could not dare, but Modi did, although he didn't mention how as Gujarat CM Modi opposed GST.

On the other side, Aam Aadmi Party leader, Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia’s biggest Statement in Post-Poll media interaction slapped Tax-Sipping BJP Govt. Specially in neglected states like Tripura which never gets national media limelights on its real issues and public suffering, BJP has continued tax-tortures, looting public and imposing high charges in each sector.

Public demanded removal of GST punishment from Northeast states.

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