CM Hemant Soren wrote a letter to PM Modi asking for GST dues, the young man said: get the vacancy cleared, sir

In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Mr. Soren has written that the Jharkhand government has suffered a loss of about Rs 2,500 crore in the financial year 2020-21.

5th September, 2020

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted on Friday that he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Through this letter, he has told the PM how many hurdles the Center is putting in giving GST money to the state. On this, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) thanked the Chief Minister, while replying to a Chief Minister, a youth of the state said, 'Get all the vacancy cleared, Sirji ...'

Actually, Chief Minister Hemant Soren shared a three-page letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wrote with him that he has attracted the attention of the Prime Minister about the obstacles being created by the Center in getting GST compensation. Mr. Soren said that he has appealed to the PM to intervene in this matter to preserve the cooperative federal structure and give necessary instructions to the Finance Ministry.

In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Mr. Soren has written that the Jharkhand government has suffered a loss of about Rs 2,500 crore in the financial year 2020-21. However, it is not being paid by the central government. He said that recently the GST Council met. It was expected that the Union Finance Minister would take some concrete steps in the meeting, but unbelievably the option that he put before the state governments, the governments will have to take a loan of crores of rupees.

Mr. Soren has further written that three years ago no one would have thought that the Government of India would take such a step. The demand for cooperative federal structure says that the state governments should compensate the loss due to GST, but it did not happen. This will increase mistrust between the central and state governments.

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand reminded the Prime Minister of the GST launch on the midnight of July 1, 2017. Said that as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the GST which you had rejected outright, as Prime Minister, you had introduced this tax law as an example of cooperative federal structure, which would prove to be a milestone in the development of the nation. . Mr. Soren has said that India as a country can move forward only when its states will also develop and they will become self-sufficient.

Further, Mr. Soren has written that, but instead of compensating the states for their losses while discharging their constitutional obligations related to GST, the central government is working against the interests of the states and co-operative federalism. For this, the ruling party JMM has thanked the Chief Minister.

Further, Mr. Soren has written in the letter that due to non-receipt of GST amount, Jharkhand is facing many problems. This is the center's vilification at the cornerstone of Co-operative Federalism. Thanks to Hemant Soren government for putting the state's troubles before the central government.

Category: India: Jharkhand

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Reported by:
Rachna Kumari