Congress joins TMC, will skip midnight GST launch tomorrow

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photo: PTI

The decision came after Sonia Gandhi met former PM Manmohan Singh along with other leaders today



LATEST NEWS : The Congress on Thursday decided to keep away from the special midnight June 30 meeting convened by the government on GST implementation.

Party’s senior spokesperson Satyavrat Chaturvedi said, “the Congress will not attend the special GST meeting on GST implementation.”

The decision came after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with other leaders today.


The party has been in a dilemma over attending the special midnight event in Parliament on June 30 to mark the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and has had wide-ranging discussions with other parties also, which are likely to follow suit.


Trinamool Congress has already announced its decision to boycott the event.


Sources said Congress leaders weighed its options as a group within the party felt that the GST was the party’s brainchild that has been now taken over by the ruling BJP, and thus favoured attending the special meeting.

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