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Cong, BJP states to both ratify GST speedily

The Lok Sabha on Monday cleared the amendment as passed by the Rajya Sabha last week

Cong, BJP states to both ratify GST speedily

Congress party leader Veerappa Moily said the party's eight state governments would try to ratify the Constitutional amendment to enable a national goods and services tax (GST) as soon as possible. "Our governments will not be an obstacle. It is a win-win situation for all states," he said. The Lok Sabha on Monday cleared the amendment as passed by the Rajya Sabha last week. Now, of the 29 states, a minimum of 15 need to ratify the amendment for it get the presidential assent and become law. Passage by a simple majority will suffice. Government ministers have asked 13 ...