Kerala and AAP-ruled Delhi on Tuesday demanded deferment the GST Council meeting scheduled for February 20, saying a decision on "crucial issues" of GST rates on real estate sector and lottery should not be taken through a video conference meet.
The Finance Ministry, however, issued a media advisory stating that the 33rd GST Council meeting would be held on February 20.
In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that such "crucial issues" cannot be discussed through a video conference and convening a physical meeting is important to take a consolidated decision.
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac too said that decision on important issue of GST on lottery cannot taken without a fair discussion and the lottery being included in Council agenda only a day before the meeting is unfair.
"I will walk out of the Council meeting if any decision is taken on lottery. Also I will henceforth not attend any Council meetings till the elections are over. This is not cooperative federalism," Isaac told
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