As the Goods and Services Tax Bill got the parliamentary nod to end a stalemate that lasted almost 10 years, many politicians including Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and others expressed their opinion over the bill.
Here’s is how our politicians reacted after GST Bill got the parliamentary nod:
Raghubar Das, CM Jharkhand
This would prove to be a big step in the financial growth – “One country one tax” would now be real.
Mamata Banerjee, CM West Bengal
We have consistently supported the idea and implementation of GST. Good constitutional amendment was passed today. Now in GST Bill in Nov, all states want to give relief to micro and small businesses which must remain under single control of the states.
Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS For Commerce & Industry
We are indeed grateful. It is really encouraging,” she told reporters after the bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha.
Kapil Sibal, Congress Leader
It would have been good had the Prime Minister, who was keen on the bill, been present in the house.
Narendra Modi, PM Of India
On this truly historic occasion of the passage of the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha, I thank the leaders and members of all parties. Our MPs must be congratulated for their path breaking decision to give India an indirect tax system for the 21st century. We continue to work with all parties and states to introduce a system that benefits all Indians and promotes a vibrant and unified national market.