Virtually every state supported

Virtually every state supported or accepted GST: Jaitley

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said every state has either supported or accepted the proposed Goods and Services Tax except Tamil Nadu, which expressed its reservations and offered suggestions.

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“Virtually every state has supported the idea of GST. One state, that is Tamil Nadu, said it has reservations… they have said how to make it implementable,” Jaitley told the media on the sidelines of a meeting of Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST here.

“They (Tamil Nadu) have offered a few suggestions, which have been noted in the committee meeting itself. So, effectively, every state either supported or accepted the idea of the GST,” the minister said.

Twenty two state finance ministers are attending the meeting, which will continue for the better part of the day, Jaitley said.

Seven states are represented by senior officials.

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