Sushil Modi resigns as GST panel chief

Patna, June 17 (ANI): Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Sushil Modi today resigned from the post of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers looking into the implementation of the proposed new indirect tax regime-Goods and Services Tax (GST).

"I have demitted my office as Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Bihar. I have also resigned from post of Chairman, Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers," he stated in a letter to Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

Modi resigned from his cabinet posts in Bihar after a 17-year long JD (U) and BJP alliance came to an end yesterday.

In 2011, Modi replaced Asim Dasgupta, who had resigned following defeat of Left-front government in West Bengal. (ANI)

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