Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday termed the resolution on the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), passed by the state assembly, a sham and said there was absolutely no clarity on constitutional safeguards for the state. Abdullah tweeted:
Earlier on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly adopted a resolution for implementing the GST in the state amid protests by the National Conference (NC) and the Congress.
Abdullah, the working president of the NC, said the state government had made up its mind to implement the new tax regime in the state, but was indulging in theatrics. In another tweet, he said:
He equated the resolution with a blank cheque, adding, in yet another tweet:
The resolution, moved by state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, was adopted through a Presidential order calling on the Centre to safeguard the special status and exclusive taxation powers of the state.