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Bihar adopts GST, Madhya Pradesh convenes Special Assembly Session to ratify the Bill

Monday April 24, 2017 7:56 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

New Delhi/Patna/Bhopal: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the state governments to make arrangements for speedy Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout, both the Houses of Bihar Legislature unanimously adopted GST and Madhya Pradesh government convened a day-long Special Assembly Session to do the same.

Along with GST Bill, Bihar also passed the Bihar taxation (Amendment) Bill.

With the passage of GST Bill by both the Houses on Monday, Bihar became second Indian state after Telangana to pave the way for roll out of the GST from July 1, 2017.

In the Legislative Assembly, bills related to GST were taken up in pre-lunch session and with ruling JD(U), RJD, Congress and even opposition BJP and its NDA partners in support of GST bill, it was adopted through voice vote, according to PTI.

The Madhya Pradesh government on the other hand has convened a day-long Special Session of the State Assembly on May 3 to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill-2017.

"The session convened in February-March this year was not concluded. So this special meeting would be a continuation of February-March session," he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday said the states should make legislative arrangements "without delay" for GST rollout from July 1.

Delivering the closing remarks at the third meeting of the Governing Council of Niti Aayog, he also urged states, local governments and NGOs to decide goals for 2022 and work in mission mode towards achieving them.

"The Prime Minister reiterated that the legislative arrangements at the state-level for GST should be put in place without delay," an official statement said.

The Parliament on April 6 passed four legislations to pave the way for roll out GST from July.



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