Jaitley briefs lawmakers about GST bills

RSTV Bureau

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday briefed BJP parliament members about the four GST bills introduced in Lok Sabha which will be taken up for consideration on Wednesday.

Finance Minister told MPs that the passage of these bills will result in one-nation one-tax regime, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting.

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley with Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian (L), Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das (2nd L) at North Block in New Delhi on Monday. Finance Minister Jaitley will table Economic Survey 2017 in Parliament on Tuesday. PTI Photo

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley with Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian (L), Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das (2nd L) at North Block in New Delhi on Monday. Finance Minister Jaitley will table Economic Survey 2017 in Parliament on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Jaitley explained in detail the four bills–Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and the Compensation Law–to MPs and how they would be beneficial to the common man.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that the government wants to build consensus for the passage of these bills.

Modi was also present in the meeting.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna was also present in the meeting and he formally joined the BJP in presence of Modi and party chief Amit Shah.

During the meet, Congress leader and former Union Minister M V Rajasekharan’s letter showering praise on the Prime Minister was discussed.

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley chairing the  ninth GST Council Meeting, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. MoS for Finance, Santosh Kumar Gangwar is also seen.

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley chairing the ninth GST Council Meeting, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. MoS for Finance, Santosh Kumar Gangwar is also seen.

They also discussed the Union Cabinet’s decision approving the setting up a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes with constitutional status.

The Cabinet had also cleared a proposal for dissolving the National Commission for Backward classes and repealing the law under which it was established

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