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Bihar becomes first non-NDA state to pass GST Bill

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Published on 16 Aug 2016 1:18 PM GMT

Bihar becomes first non-NDA state to pass GST Bill
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Patna: The Bihar assembly on Tuesday ratified the Goods and Service Tax Bill already passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

The Bihar Assembly, in this process, passed the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar highlighted the benefits of the bills while speaking at the assembly.

“The Janata Dal (U) was always in the favour of GST bill and our party had conveyed this message to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely before it got passed in the Lok Sabha,” Kumar Said.

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Kumar is also the national president of JD (U).

The Bill, in Bihar assembly, was opposed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist, Lenin) MLAs and they staged a walk out from the Vidhan Sabha.

Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were in the favour of the bill and it was passed in the Assembly.

The Bill was earlier passed in the Assam Assembly and now Bihar has become the first non-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) state to pass this.

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 on GST was passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on August 8 last.

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