Left-ruled Tripura Assembly unanimously clears state GST bill
Agartala: The state Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill was unanimously passed by the Left-ruled Tripura Assembly in a special session on Thursday.
The bill was not opposed by Opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress legislators.
The bill, which was tabled by Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on the first day of the three-day special assembly session on Tuesday, got clearance on Thursday without any discussion.
"Passing of the GST Bill was mandatory to roll out the new indirect tax regime in the state along with other states and union territories of the country," Saha told the house before the bill was approved by voice vote.
The Tripura government on May 12 held a meeting of all legislators and a workshop for the media in Agartala on May 20 to apprise them about the nitty-gritty of the legislation.
On April 6, Parliament passed four legislations, paving the way for the rollout of the GST from July 1.
Most of the states in the country have already passed the state GST Bill.