The Himachal Pradesh State Assembly ratified the Goods and Services Tax Constitutional Amendment Bill during its monsoon session on Monday.
With this, the state has become the fourth after Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand to ratify the bill.
Assam became the first state to ratify the bill on August 12. Last week, Jharkhand and Bihar state assemblies passed the Amendment Bill to which, the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated that the GST Bill will benefit the state as well as the Centre.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had earlier hailed the passage of the bill in parliament, saying it was the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government that conceived the measure.
“The Congress was in favour of the bill,” the Chief Minister had said, adding “In fact, the UPA government had brought this bill.”
The bill will replace an ordinance.