While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is willing to offer an olive branch to the Opposition to get the GST bill passed, it seems, most of our MPs are not serious about the bill.
At least 60 per cent of our MPs don’t know about the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is billed as India’s biggest tax reform since Independence.
When questioned about GST, Congress MP Ninong Erring said it is something like VAT.
“The Goods and Services Tax, you know, is something like VAT… (fumbles) the only thing that you know is …it will be a kind of tax,” Ninong said India Today Television.
Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader Pappu Yadav also failed the GST quiz. Pappu tried to paint a larger picture of the bill confidently.
Speaking on GST, RJD MP Jay Prakash said his party wants that goods should reach the consumers at any cost.
JD(U) MP Ali Anwar said, earlier, producers had to pay tax at different places but due to the introduction of the GST they will be able to pay the tax at one place.
“This is like the single window system used by the people,” Anwar explained.
BJP MP Arun Meghwal said the new GST Bill will change the structure of the complicated tax system that exists in our country today. His party wants to simplify the tax system and states will be the major beneficiary if GST Bill is passed.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is willing to offer an olive branch to the Opposition to get the GST bill passed, it seems, most of our MPs are not serious about the bill