It is against the interests of the producing states,” Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said.
Baghel has flagged the issue of GST
compensation cess as well as how his state is losing revenue because of reversal of the coal block allocation policy to auction since 2014. He has raised the issue of revenue loss to his state in coal block auctions in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April, and during NITI Aayog meetings.
Apart from planning a united political battle on the issue, non-BJP-run states — Kerala, West Bengal, Punjab, Delhi and Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and the Union Territory of Puducherry — could move the Supreme Court.
Sources said these states were waiting to exhaust all options before escalating their battle with the Centre by knocking at the doors of the Supreme Court, passing resolutions in legislative assemblies and taking out united protests.
The GST Council
has formed a committee of officers from states and the Centre to suggest measures for increasing the GST revenue. Finance ministers and representatives of these states had met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week.