1. GST Bill: Will respond after seeing draft of legislation, says P Chidambaram

GST Bill: Will respond after seeing draft of legislation, says P Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambram today said the Congress party would respond on GST Bill after seeing the draft of the legislation.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 18, 2016 1:36 PM
PC-L Chidambram said the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has promised to come up with “concrete proposals”. (Source: Twitter/ANI)

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the Congress party would respond on GST Bill after seeing the draft of the legislation.

Chidambaram said the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has promised to come up with “concrete proposals”. He said that Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma have held talks with the FM regarding the bill.

Chidambaram, however, refused to share details of the talks.

“GN Azad  and Anand Sharma have held talks with the FM, FM has promised to come back with some concrete proposals,” ANI tweeted Chidambaram as saying.

“Let us see the draft which they bring, and we will respond,” Chidambaram added.

Earlier in the day, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla had said the government should agree to suggestions made by the Opposition and remove additional taxes for ensuring passage of the GST Bill.

Shukla said the Congress is in favour of GST Bill, but only with certain amendments.

“We want to get it passed since this is our bill. We are the architects of the bill,” Shukla was quoted as saying by ANI.

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