PM Modi asks party MPs to explain benefits of GST in their constituencies

Prime Minister has directed the MPs to explain the benefits and rationale behind the GST rollout to the people at length.

Published: 22nd March 2017 12:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2017 12:08 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The tough task master in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on display once more, as he set challenges to the party MPs during the Parliamentary party meeting, which included spreading awareness about the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Prime Minister made his displeasure well known for the low attendance in both the Houses of Parliament. The Prime Minister also tasked the MPs to popularise the achievements of the government, which will complete three years in the office on May 26.

While the suspense over the next chief minister in Uttar Pradesh had apparently kept the Lok Sabha MPs away from the House, which struggled to maintain the quorum, Modi warned that he would be watching out them. “I can call any one of you at any point of time while the House is in the session,” Modi said, while addressing the weekly Parliamentary party meeting of the BJP MPs.

With the GST rollout likely from July 1, the Prime Minister tasked the party MPs to reach out to the people and spread the awareness about the benefits accruing to the economy. “The Prime Minister has asked the MPs to camp in their respective Parliamentary constituencies and explain the benefits of the biggest taxation reforms initiated by the NDA government. The Parliament is likely to give its nod to the four enabling GST Bills, which have earlier been approved by the Cabinet, soon. After the conclusion of the Budget session of the Parliament, the Prime Minister has directed the MPs to explain the benefits and rationale behind the GST rollout to the people at length,” said a senior BJP functionary.

The Prime Minister has also asked the party MPs to popularise the achievements of the NDA government by camping in their respective constituencies. “The Prime Minister has stated that the BJP leaders from councillors to MPs should camp in their respective areas and popularise the achievements of the NDA government,” added the BJP functionary.

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