The West Bengal government has postponed the house debate on GST Constitution Amendment Bill. As per Trinamool Congress functionary, the debate scheduled to be held on August 29, prior to passing the legislation, was postponed after the Centre’s issued notification to monitor state treasuries was issued.
Minister for parliamentary affairs Partha Chatterjee informed the House business advisory committee that the discussion on GST has been postponed.
The special session that began on Friday was called to pass GST Bill and discuss renaming of the state.
West Bengal CM is unhappy with notification issued by centre that allows monitoring of central funds given to states and digital tracking of central schemes.”The prime minister is trying to break the federal structure and is in the process of running a presidential form of government,” she alleged.
Opposition reacted sternly to CM’s move. CPM MLA Sujan Chakrabarty said, “This is hypocrisy. We do not understand why they are doing this. They supported the bill in Parliament and now they are retreating. The party and its leader are totally confused.”