Anurag Thakur's question to the Finance Minister of Bengal on the statement of 'voice suppressed' - why was he silent in the meeting

Anurag Thakur's question to the Finance Minister of Bengal on the statement of 'voice suppressed' - why was he silent in the meeting

National Desk: Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur hit back at West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra's allegations that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman does not bite anyone during the GST Council meeting. In fact, Finance Minister Amit Mitra has termed the GST Council's decision not to reduce tax on anti-Covid-19 vaccines as "anti-people" and alleged that his voice was suppressed when he tried to lodge an objection.

Anurag Thakur attacked Amit Mitra by tweeting one after the other. He wrote that in the last two years as Minister of State, he did not see Sitharaman biting anyone during the GST Council meeting. He said Sitharaman has patiently given each speaker as much time as is necessary, even if the discussion has not lasted for a long time. Anurag Thakur asked that Dr Mitra 'kept quiet' when the finance minister asked the council ministers' opinion.

The Minister of State for Finance wrote in the next tweet that Anurag Thakur said that 'During the discussion of the GST Council today (12 June), it seemed that the Finance Minister of West Bengal did not have a stable VC connection. The Revenue Secretary repeatedly informed him that his line was breaking, that he was not hearing properly and that he should turn off the video for better connectivity. Whereas the Finance Minister of Bengal sharply criticized the GST meeting regarding the tax imposed on Kovid equipment.

Let us inform that after the meeting, Mitra wrote a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying that this is an absolutely anti-people decision by the GST Council to suppress our voice. As people's representatives, we have no way to justify this harsh decision. Mitra also alleged that his suggestions for two constructive options with regard to GST on materials needed to fight COVID-19 were also not taken into account.


113 people died in Maharashtra due to monsoon havoc, Uddhav Thackeray visited Chiplun

113 people died in Maharashtra due to monsoon havoc, Uddhav Thackeray visited Chiplun

National Desk: The death toll in parts of Maharashtra rose to 113 on Sunday with 100 people missing after one more person died in the last 24 hours due to floods, landslides and other rain-related incidents. The state government gave this information. The government said in a statement that 50 people were also injured in these incidents. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday visited the severe flood-hit Chiplun in Ratnagiri district of Konkan region. A group of locals stopped the Chief Minister's convoy and told him about the problems being caused by the ravages of rain in the area.

The Chief Minister interacted with the residents, traders and shopkeepers and promised all possible help from the state government to restore normalcy in the area. Thackeray said he would need "central assistance for long-term relief work". He said he would visit western Maharashtra on Monday and a comprehensive data on the extent of damage would be prepared.