Telangana Assembly to Ratify GST Bill This Month 

17 Aug, 2016 14:49 IST|Sakshi
Telangana government’s decision comes in the wake of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley urging Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao to ensure early ratification of GST Bill. 

Hyderabad: Telangana government will call an Assembly session this month to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax, state Finance Minister Etela Rajender said here on Wednesday. This comes in the wake of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley urging Chief Minister K Chandrashekhara Rao to ensure early ratification of GST Bill.

“Already our Chief Minister had convened a meeting and it was decided to summon the Assembly as early as possible and urgently pass it,” said Etela.

During his maiden visit to Telangana on August 7 after becoming the Prime Minister, Modi had acknowledged the support of TRS for the GST Bill. Bihar yesterday became the first non-NDA state to ratify the Bill.

He recalled that members belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti in the Parliament had supported the bill and noted that the chief minister had assured the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently addressed a public meeting at Gajwel, of the state’s backing to GST.

As for when the state would convene the House to pass the bill, he said, It will happen as early as possible, it will happen this month.

During his maiden visit to Telangana on August 7 after becoming the Prime Minister, Modi had acknowledged the support of TRS for the GST Bill. Bihar yesterday became the first non-NDA state to ratify the Bill.

Source: PTI


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