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GST bill passage: PM says truly historic, thanks parties


New Delhi, Aug 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight hailed the passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST by Rajya Sabha as a "truly historic occasion" and thanked leaders and members of all parties for their support.

He said the GST will "also be the best example of cooperative federalism" and "Together we will take India to new heights of progress". Soon after the passage of the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 to facilitate rollout of GST, Modi tweeted, "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."

Narendra Modi

He added, "Our MPs must be congratulated for their path- breaking decision to give India an indirect tax system for the 21st century."

This reform, the Prime Minister said, will promote 'Make in India', help exports and thus boost employment while providing enhanced revenue. "We continue to work with all parties & states to introduce a system that benefits all Indians & promotes a vibrant & unified national market," he added.


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