Rajya SabhaLok Sabha

April 6, 2017

We are 100% for GST. We are 100% for supremacy of Parliament: Trinamool

We are 100% for GST. We are 100% for supremacy of Parliament: Trinamool

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I am moving the amendment. Sir, this has been a long journey for 17 years. We have been part of this process and since 2000 we have consistently supported GST.

My amendment says, whatever the GST Council proposes, the Parliament must not be bypassed. We know the GST Council has a strong federal structure but the Parliament must not be bypassed. Sir, we are all for GST, but this is an important point.

Sir, when the GST Council wanted the rate to be half-quoted into the Bill, the Hon. Finance Minister said: “this provision will suffer from the vice of excessive delegation”.

We are 100% for GST. We are 100% for supremacy of Parliament.

Sir, we are moving this amendment and we want a division.