Rajasthan Assembly ratifies GST Bill

Rajasthan became the 17th State to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill for the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), with the Assembly unanimously passing a resolution on 2nd September 2016. Speaking on the resolution, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the GST will have a very positive impact and states including Rajasthan will get advantages. After the discussion the bill was unanimously ratified by the assembly on the second day of the session which began yesterday. Opposition members kept raising slogans against the cow deaths in Hingaunia gaushala during the debate on the GST.
Several members of the ruling BJP spoke on the provisions of the Bill even as the MLAs of the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party kept raising slogans. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said the GST would further the interests of the nation and all States. She said the new tax code would bring uniformity in the rates of indirect taxes nationwide, making it easier for traders to open new businesses.