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Asked FM to share GST burden amongst centre and state, says Puducherry CM

Updated : December 18, 2019 01:48 PM IST

The goods and services tax (GST) council is likely to work on finalising the broad principles of the GST roadmap when it meets later on Wednesday.

Puducherry chief minister, V Narayanasamy, has said that a rate hike is not on the agenda while Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia has batted for more share for Delhi from central taxes.

“Told the honourable finance minister (FM) that it should not be the burden of the government of state alone because the state budget will be diluted. Therefore, I requested the finance minister – let us share it – the center and the state, instead of putting the entire burden on the state government," Narayanasamy explained.

Sisodia said that since 2001, the Delhi government is getting only Rs 350 crore from the central share of taxes. He also said that Delhi should be included in the Finance Commission and that Delhi and Puducherry should be treated like other Union Territories.

"We hope that Delhi gets Rs 8,150 crore from the upcoming budget," said Sisodia.
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