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Opposition creates ruckus in J&K assembly over passage of GST bill

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in the country where the GST has not been implemented so far

IANS  |  Srinagar 

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Noisy scenes by the in the assembly on Tuesday forced the Speaker to adjourn the House twice as the took up the discussion on the (GST) implementation.

MLAs belonging to the (NC), the and Independents stood up on their seats and later rushed towards the Speaker's chair as the four-day long special session started here.

Speaker Kavinder Gupta ordered marshalling out of Independent Engineer Rashid and some other MLAs as they raised anti-slogans.

The House would resume at 2.30 p.m.

The opposition parties including the NC, and Independents said they were not against the per se, but were against the adoption of Amendment 101 in its present form.

The opposition believes it will infringe on the special status of the state.

They argued that surrendering collection of taxes to the Council would take away the of the state as guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution.

The opposition MLAs alleged that the ruling under pressure from its ally has decided to bulldoze through the GST implementation in the state.

is the only state in the country where the GST has not been implemented so far.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 15:06 IST