NDA Govt accepts Congress’ conditions on GST bill


The parliamentary affairs minister told media on Thursday that the NDA government has agreed to accept the conditions laid down by the opposition Congress party to back a landmark tax reform.

Indian National CongressVenkaiah Naidu also said the government was willing to advance the upcoming parliament session to back the proposed goods and services tax bill (GST) if the Congress party was ready to support the measure.

The GST bill which aims to replace a string of central and local levies such as excise and octroi with a single tax is a key constituent of the government’s reform agenda that has run into rough weather in Parliament.