Srinagar: National Conference on Friday submitted a memorandum to Governor N N Vohra about the imminent extension of constitutional amendment 101 of the constitution of India to the state.
The amendment would give way for the introduction of Goods and Services Tax legislation in Jammu and Kashmir.
NC spokesperson in a statement said, the party delegation-led by Omar Abdullah told Governor that said such a plan would have wider and adverse ramifications on the Jammu and Kashmir’s fiscal autonomy. “It will impinge upon the residuary powers enjoyed by the state,” it said.
The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Governor and requested him to use his good offices to impress upon the government to ensure they don’t take any such arbitrary step which could have far-reaching negative consequences, it said.
According to information department handout, the delegation requested the Governor to advise the state government to call an All Party Meeting to have an extensive discussion on various aspects of the GST regime, to allay the fears and concerns of the various stakeholders and put the entire concept in public domain for an open debate. Vohra assured the delegation that their concerns would be taken up with the Chief Minister.