Bhopal: In a special one-day session, Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously, becoming the fourth state to have done so.
[blurb]State finance minister Jayant Malaiya introduced the GST Bill 2017, which was approved with a voice vote after discussion. âThe GST will be helpful in controlling inflation,â Malaiya said.[/blurb]
After the session, revenue minister Umashankar Gupta gave credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley for allying fears from various quarters towards GST and evolving a consensus on the new tax regime.
âThe concept of One India-One Tax would help in curbing inflation and corruption would be lowered,â former chief minister Babulal Gaur said.
Newly elected MLAs â Hemant Katare and Shivnarayan Singh took oath of office and secrecy. Another resolution for assigning status of living person to river Narmada was also introduced in the Assembly.