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Lok Sabha takes up amendments to GST bill

Last week, Rajya Sabha had passed the Constitution amendment bill to give way for introduction of a pan-India Goods and Services Tax regime

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Publish Date: Aug 8 2016 2:49PM | Updated Date: Aug 8 2016 8:17PM

Lok Sabha takes up amendments to GST bill

 The Lok Sabha on Monday took up the amendments to the Goods and Services Tax Bill for discussion , with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stressing  that there was a wide consensus on the legislation.

 
“There has been a wide consensus. A large number of political parties have come forward in its support,” Jaitley said. 
 
Last week, Rajya Sabha had passed the Constitution amendment bill to give way for the introduction of a pan-India Goods and Services Tax regime.
 
It passed what is called the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, with 203 ayes in the final vote. 
 
The AIADMK staged a walk-out before the bill was passed in the Upper House. 
 
Government had moved amendments to the bill earlier passed by the Lok Sabha to include some concerns of the Opposition.