Amid ruckus by Opposition legislators, the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill, officially known as the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014.
During the debate, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said Rajasthan is a consumer state and the common man stands to benefit from the GST, which will provide relief from price rise.
While the state-level GST committee has already been constituted, the Chief Minister announced that district-level committees will also be formed to address issues regarding implementation of the legislation.
Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that tax will narrow the differences between the rich and poor and would be a “milestone towards reducing corruption”.
BJP MLA Mohan Lal Gupta said, “Through GST, we will end the Congress’ tax of terrorism.”
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore, MLAs Phoolchand Bhinda and Jogaram Patel too participated in the debate.