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GST meet today: Congress FMs will force changes in rates, says Chidambaram

He tweeted: 'Congress FMs letter exposes structural flaws in design and implementation of GST, govt can no longer duck these issues'

ANI  |  New Delhi 

P Chidambaram
P Chidambaram

Former Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said he is hopeful of a "shower of changes in GST rates" in lieu of the (GST) Council meeting in today.

The senior Party leader took to twitter and said:



Citing the political tussle in poll-bound Gujarat, Chidambaram claimed that the was "forced to heed the advice of Opposition and experts on flaws in implementation of GST." Further, he claimed that debates on GST can no longer be avoided on a public domain, and the letter written by the Congress-ruled state ministers to Minister Arun Jaitley would "set the tone for discussions" during the meeting.

"Congress FMs letter exposes the structural flaws in the design and implementation of GST. The can no longer duck these issues. Congress FMs will force changes in today. Agra, Surat, Tiruppur and other hub towns are watching," he tweeted.

On a related note, day two of the 23rd meeting of the GST Council is slated to be held later in the day in Guwahati and will be chaired by Finance Minister Jaitley.

Reports suggest that the council is likely to take up the issue of benami properties and inclusion of real estate under the GST ambit during the meeting. The council is also expected to review some items under the 28 percent slab, along with a review of slashing rates on restaurants and proposals on extended liberalisation of

First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 11:03 IST