Taxation Amendment Bill weakens rights & resources available to states: TMC MP Mahua Moitra in the parliament

TMC MP Mahua Moitra opposed the taxation and other laws (Relaxation and amendment of certain provisions) Bill,2020 in Lok Sabha said that the bill is deeply problematic because it further weakens the rights & resources available to the states by taking away statutory promises made under the new GST regime.

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TMC MP Mahua Moitra opposed the taxation and other laws (Relaxation and amendment of certain provisions) Bill,2020  in Lok Sabha said that the bill is deeply problematic because it further weakens the rights & resources available to the states by taking away statutory promises made under the new GST regime.

“The Taxation and other Laws (Relaxation & Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020 corners the public funds for PM-CARES to the direct detriment of state relief funds,” she said.

Government allowed CSR to PM CARES, but disallowed to State relief fund, which is an unfair step.  Also, 38 PSUs donated to PM CARES, but no audit has been done regarding it, she says.

Massive donations were done by Chinese companies to PM CARES – Xiaomi, TikTok, etc. Why accepting donations form our enemy companies, return it, adds the Trinamool MP.

“You bought  ventilators through PM CARES, can you provide the list which hospitals were given those?” she asked.

She ends her speech by quoting from Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakravarty’s poem ‘Ulongo Raja’ (Naked  King’), “Emperor where are your clothes?”