Terming GST as a big step for development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that both customers and traders would benefit following the passage of GST Bill. Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath said that Opposition should support the passage of the Bill.
While talking about the GST in Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Yogi requested members to start a discussion on the GST. “GST would bring uniformity in the tax imposed by states and become the basis of economic reforms in the country,” Yogi Adityanath said in the Assembly.
The CM said that UP would benefit the most with the GST. “It (GST) will put an end to the trouble traders face while transporting goods through borders of several states. It is in the interest of both traders and consumers.”
On Monday, the State GST Bill was tabled in the opening session of the 17th Uttar Pradesh assembly today with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath describing the new tax regime as a “welfare measure”. The CM tabled the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the House when it reassembled after Governor Ram Naik’s address to the joint sitting of the state legislature.
“GST is an important step not only for traders, but also for economic reforms in the country. ‘One Nation, One Tax’ is in the interest of the country and also of the state. Now the responsibility is on the Vidhan Sabha to pass the GST Bill,” Yogi had said on Monday.
The CM added, “In politics you have difference of opinions, but the consensus of different political parties for economic development is laudable. GST is getting support from all over the country. Eight states have already passed GST. The onus is now on UP and it (bill) will be passed in this assembly session.”
(With PTI inputs)