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Assam becomes the first state to ratify GST

State's finance minister announces the government's move to ratify the Bill on micro-blogging site Twitter

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Finance Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on Friday morning that Assam has become the first state to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitution amendment Bill. It was the last day of Assam’s ongoing legislative assembly session, its first full session after the new Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government was sworn in after the assembly polls in May. “Proud that Assam is the First state to ratify historic GST Bill, which promises to transform India,” Sarma tweeted at 12 in the afternoon. In another tweet, Sarma said: “Happy to ...