Congress on Thursday has chosen to keep away from a special midnight June 30 meeting gathered by the government for GST (Goods and Services Tax) launch.
Gathering’s senior spokesperson Satyavrat Chaturvedi said: “the Congress won’t attend the special GST meeting on its usage.”
The decision came after Congress president Sonia Gandhi met previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alongside different leaders on Thursday.
The gathering has been in a dilemma over attending the midnight event in Parliament and hosts had discussions with different gatherings, which are probably going to follow suit.
Trinamool Congress has officially reported its decision to boycott the meeting.
Sources said Congress leaders weighed the gathering’s alternatives, as a gathering within felt that the GST was the gathering’s brainchild that has now been assumed control by the BJP, and along these lines favoured attending the meeting. However, a few leaders contradicting it felt that the GST is being actualized in a flurry and all viewpoints were not thought about prompting harassment of small traders and businessmen and therefore, the gathering ought to avoid.
Sources said the Congress was clearly irritated with Mr. Modi attempting to emulate the nation’s initially Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s midnight “tryst with destiny” speech on the eve of Independence.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury had questioned the government on “hurrying” into presenting the GST, and reviewed that the BJP had restricted the system when it was in the Opposition.
The government will utilize the circular-shaped Central Hall to launch the new taxation system that is set to drastically re-shape the over $2 trillion economies.
A gong will be sounded at midnight to introduce the GST. Mr. Modi will be the key speaker at the capacity.
President Pranab Mukherjee is probably going to attend the capacity, where previous Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda have likewise been invited.