Opposition leader in Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta on Tuesday demanded the AAP government to declare coverage for Delhi’s municipal corporations which would lose revenue after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
He said the BJP would raise the issue in the special session of the Delhi Assembly, assembled to pass the GST legislation, on Wednesday. Significantly, the BJP controls the three municipal corporations in Delhi.
Gupta also added that the government would be cornered if they attempt to “malign” the Centre over the tax legislation.
“The government will have to ensure that the revenue collected as theatre tax and advertisement tax, presently collected by the municipal corporations, are compensated after implementation of the GST,” he said.
Notably, there are only 4 BJP MLAs in the Assembly while the rest belongs to AAP. The BJP MLAs held a meeting to decide the party’s strategy ahead of the special session.
Gupta further added that issues relating to alleged corruption and irregularities in various Delhi government departments will also be questioned by the BJP legislators during the one-day session.