AAP, BJP spar on Twitter over GST
New Delhi: AAP and BJP ha- ve clashed on Twitter over the stand taken by both parties on GST exemptions for traders.
Delhi BJP has accused AAP and Congress of opposing the Centre’s decision to keep the exemption limit at Rs 75 lakh.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has, on the other hand, claimed that the BJP government at the Centre wanted to bring traders with even Rs 5 lakh annual turnover under GST, but it was only after AAP’s opposition in the GST council that the limit was extended to Rs 20 lakh.
Delhi BJP on Sunday tweeted that it was the Modi government that reached a consensus of Rs 40 lakh as exemption limit.
Sisodia shot back with his claim on Twitter and retorted, “Who can be the biggest enemy of the traders in the country!” He added that Delhi has the highest e-way bill limit among all states.
Sisodia also said that AAP continued to oppose the tax slab of 18% to 28% fixed by BJP since the beginning.
He then added in another tweet that despite the “regressive policies” of BJP, the Delhi government cushioned the hit faced by the traders.