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GST passage crucial to monsoon session success

Govt confident of AIADMK help on GST

Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu

The government is increasingly confident of the support of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa-led All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on the goods and services tax (GST) Constitution amendment, and the quid pro quo is likely to be in the shape of central assistance to the state government to help out with Tamil Nadu’s mounting power dues. The government is sure of the arithmetic in favour of the key reform legislation, hopeful that the AIADMK would not align forces with the Congress to oppose the GST Bill during the monsoon session of Parliament. According to ...