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GST a ‘great idea’, but not implemented well: Sisodia

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 1, 2017, 3:13 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2017, 3:13 am IST

“Trad-ers are scared. People are worried,” he said on the GST, which will come into effect from Saturday.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
 Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the GST might end up in a “huge mess”, if the concerns over the new tax regime are not resolved in time. “Trad-ers are scared. People are worried,” he said on the GST, which will come into effect from Saturday.

Mr Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, described the GST as a “great idea”, but slammed the Centre over the way it was being implemented. At an event, he said that the Central government should have made better preparations for implementing the unified tax measure.

 

“Special GST software has been tested. It is not foolproof, but they (the Centre) are going ahead with the launch. I do not understand the need for such a haste. The GST is a great idea, but its impl-ementation is not.”

The AAP leader said that he did not find any benefit for the people in the GST. “When you talk about big tax (reform) it would be such that it benefits people or traders. I do not see the benefit for people or traders,” Mr Sisodia added.

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