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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

Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

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 ...


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First Published: Mon, August 08 2016. 23:05 IST