Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) has expressed concerns over the GST council meet to be held in Srinagar from May 19.
In a statement, KEA Chairman Farooq Dar said holding GST council meet in Srinagar is a well-hatched plan of the government of India to implement the tax regime in the State.
“This GST council meet in Srinagar is an attempt to erode financial autonomy of the J&K State,” said Dar.
Dar said the business community and the people would fight tooth and nail to oppose GST implementation in the State.
“We are not against any tax regime which is for the betterment of the business community. But J&K state is not like any other state in India. It has as special status guaranteed under article 370 under which this law can’t be implemented here,” said Dar.
He said GST has to be passed through State assembly and also endorsed by the people before it is implemented here.
“State and the GoI needs to take people and business community on board before GST is implemented here,” said Dar.