Ghulam Nabi Azad: Congress to skip GST rollout programme
"Congress party has decided to boycott the Parliament's mid-night session to rollout GST on June 30," Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
New Delhi: The Congress Party will not be attending the mid-night session of Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out tomorrow.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said while addressing a press conference in New Delhi.
"Midnight session of parliament was held only thrice starting with August 15, 1947. In 1972, session was held to mark silver jubilee and the third time it was for golden jubilee of our Independence," Azad said, adding, "May be 1947 has no relevance for BJP because they played no role in freedom struggle."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also dubbed GST as an "epic blunder" by the Centre.
Despite supporting GST initially, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government has decided not to ratify it in its legislative assembly.
Mamata had said her party would not attend the GST roll-out programme. (With ANI inputs)