Jayalalitha to oppose GST bill in Parliament

Trouble seems to be brewing for the UPA government, as the AIADMK in a State Executive meeting here, has vowed to oppose the Centre’s alleged “anti-state legislation” which are likely to come up in Parliament in the days to come.

The party led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha is planning to target the latest move of the government to roll out the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) amidt many other legislation.

Citing several Central legislative moves on the cards, including the GST Bill (which Tamil Nadu fears will entail heavy losses for the state until a full compensation package is inked), amendment to the Railway Protection Force Act and setting up a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), a key resolution adopted at the Executive strongly urged the Centre “to necessarily desist from” steamrolling any of these Bills in Parliament in a hurry. Such moves will only undermine the “federal character” of the Indian polity, the party warned.
The party passed 16 resolutions, including some political resolutions.

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