The Opposition Congress in Maharashtra on Monday criticised the state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar decision to call on Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to garner the party’s support for the ratification of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill at his residence in Mumbai.
“What is the need to convene a special session of the state legislature (later this month) if Thackeray is to take a decision regarding the passage of the GST?” asked Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil.
He said, “If Mungantiwar needs to discuss the GST, he should do it with his ministerial colleagues from the Shiv Sena. However, the government is going to Uddhav’s home, which shows that Sena ministers have no say in the decision-making in the government”.
After meeting Thackeray, Mungantwar said the Sena chief was apprised that the GST will have substantial provisions that will make sure the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), ruled by the Sena, does not lose out on any revenue.