P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister :
- The two options given by the Modi government to the States to bridge the GST Compensation gap is a gross violation of the law and an abdication of the responsibility of the central government.
- In either option, the central government is passing the buck of financial burden to the States. Under the law, the obligation to compensate the States falls solely on the central government.
- The latest assault on the States is part of an elaborate design of the Modi government to financially cripple the States and reduce them to beg for money from the Centre.