The Delhi Assembly yesterday ratified the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill (GST Bill). With this, it became the 3rd non-BJP (After Bihar and Himachal) and 8th over all state to pass the Bill.
Strange point is that BJP legislators were absent from assembly during voting. in total Delhi assembly has 3 BJP MLAs – 2 MLAs walked out and 1 MLA is serving suspension.
Prior to voting, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia called this Bill a “big reform” and added that it is good for country’s economy and growth.
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“It’s good for the entire country, not only for Delhi. It will be extremely helpful in terms of services. For the last 17 years, Delhi has been getting Rs 325 crore as its share of Central taxes despite contributing as much as Rs 1,37,000 crore to the country’s GDP. GST is a big reform,” said Sisodia.