Non-BJP governments have expressed outrage against the Center for not providing GST.
The Central Government is of the view that the GST cannot provide relief to the states as the economy of the country has collapsed due to the ‘God Lele’. Instead, the option of lending is put forward by the states. It has been ratified by 21 states, including the BJP-ruled states. However, states with non-BJP governments, including West Bengal, Punjab and Kerala, have rejected the central credit formula.
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These states have dismissed the Center’s suggestion of making loans. “The central government has to pay our share of GST. Let the center lend us and give us relief, ‘
There has been a demand for the Center to seek guidance on the issue of GST relief. Already Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu have written to the Center and expressed their displeasure.
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GST collection has also declined due to the economic downturn. The monetary deficit is increasing and there is a big challenge ahead of the Center. The situation of the states is no different.