Delay in GST share, Capt seeks PM help

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed shock over the delay in the release of Rs 4,100 crore GST compensation to the state and sought the intervention of PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the matter.

Chandigarh, November 24

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed shock over the delay in the release of Rs 4,100 crore GST compensation to the state and sought the intervention of PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the matter.

“Shocking that the Centre is delaying the GST compensation amounting to Rs4,100 crore and arrears to Punjab. Urge PM @narendramodi and FM @nsitharaman to intervene and solve the problem which has the potential to bring governance of the state to a grinding halt,” the CM tweeted.

His remarks come days after state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, along with the finance ministers of West Bengal, Kerala, Delhi and Rajasthan, had appealed to the Union Finance Minister to release the GST compensation without any delay. — PTI

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