By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 5: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has strongly opposed the GST Bill saying that it will deal a blow to the common people.
In a statement released here on Friday, AJYCP president Biraj Talukdar expressed grave concern over the NDA Government’s preparedness to raise the controversial Bill in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament. Talukdar said, ”Modi and his Cabinet have been strongly advocating the new goods tax regime calling it a move to bail out the common people. However, practically, only the common people would have to bear the brunt. The Bill, if it is allowed to get its passage in Parliament, would impose extra burden on the commoners in the form of indirect taxes. The essential services, mostly, would be beyond the reach of the people.”
Stressing stiff resistance both inside and outside Parliament, the AJYCP president urged the Opposition parties to ensure that the anti-people Bill is not given a passage. “We beg to appeal to the Opposition parties in Parliament to oppose the GST Bill to ensure that the common people are spared,” said Talukdar.
“Instead of giving some relief, the NDA Government has been forcing the people to bear the blues in many a form. We have been demanding steps to control the soaring price rise. But more indirect tax are on the anvil,” he said.
Talukdar further observed that the new tax regime would hit people in the form of hiked indirect service tax for electricity, water, transport and medical. “It would further percolate the benefit for the rich lots at the cost of the poor people. This is another example of how Modi and his BJP party have gone back to the poll promises,” he added.