The Delhi government has organised a meeting on GST between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and traders in the capital, Tuesday. According to a government spokesperson, the CM will meet around 250 businessmen at the Ashok Hotel to get an overview of issues related to GST.
Sources said the meeting is in preparation of the GST council meet on November 9-10 in Guwahati. Opposition parties, including AAP, have accused the Centre of “poor implementation” of the reform.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a press conference, said the government will get feedback from traders and put forth their grievances at the council meeting. Sisodia will represent the Delhi government at the GST meet. “I have always advocated lowering of tax rates. The government has accepted many of my suggestions made during previous meetings. But even today, the GSTN is not in place,” Sisodia said.
An AAP leader added, “Whether it is Gujarat or Delhi, traders have been the backbone of the BJP’s electorate. But right now, they are the ones hurting the most. If you look around, you’ll see that everyone is fuming because of bad implementation of the GST.”