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J&K unlikely to meet July 1 GST deadline

The J&K government is unlikely to meet the deadline of July 1 to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the face of opposition from mainstream parties, traders and separatists.

Sources said the special session of the Assembly called by the PDP-BJP government on Saturday was “unlikely to take a final call immediately”.

A senior PDP leader told The Hindu that CM Mehbooba Mufti intended to take all the stakeholders, especially the legislators, on board and “will not hurry up enforcing GST”. He said one of the options before the government remained an all-party committee to “find means and ways to implement the GST”.

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