Congress Not Averse to Good GST

Congress said it was not averse to cooperate provided the government brought a good legislation and not one riddled with problems and issues.

Published: 14th August 2015 02:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2015 02:49 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: : With the government keeping the options open on convening a special session of Parliament to specifically get the Goods and Service Tax Bill enacted, in a climb-down of sorts, the Congress on Thursday said it was not averse to cooperate provided the government brought a “good” legislation and not one “riddled with problems and issues”.

“We want a good GST, certainly not this GST riddled with problems and issues. There is growing support of the Congress’ objections on GST, many corporates strongly support our objections”, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters.

Chidambaram said that the Congress had some fundamental concerns on the draft Bill and “I don’t see reason why the party will not cooperate”.

Noting that it was his party which had authored the GST, he said, “Let the government respond to our demand for a discussion and arrive at the consensus on the fundamental objections that we have raised.” 

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