GST Bill Passed in Andhra Pradesh Assembly


HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution approving the proposed Constitution change bill which clears path for the presentation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) the nation over.

Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu moved the resolution which expressed that “this House approves the amendment to the Constitution of India falling within the domain of clauses (b) and (c) of the proviso to clause (2) of Article 368, proposed to be made by the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, as went by both the Houses of Parliament”.

The House, however, witnessed unruly scenes as members of the lone opposition, YSR Congress, climbed onto the Speaker’s podium and surrounded his chair, holding placards and raising slogans demanding that the centre grant special category status to the state.

Amid the chaos, no further discussion could be taken up on GST and Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao announced that the resolution was adopted unanimously.

The Chief Minister said GST would strengthen the Indian economy in the future.