NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi calls for debate and discussion on simultaneous elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday that consensus on Goods and Services Tax reflected the spirit of 'one nation, one aspiration, one determination'.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for carrying forward the debate and discussion on simultaneous elections.
PM Modi made the observations at the third meeting of the Governing Council of Niti Aayog.
At the same time, he also said that consensus on Goods and Services Tax (GST) reflected the spirit of 'one nation, one aspiration, one determination'.
"The consensus on GST will go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism. GST reflects the spirit of 'One nation, One aspiration, One determination'," an official statement quoted PM Modi as saying.
According to the statement, the Prime Minister also said GST shows the strength and resolve of the federal structure.
PM Modi gave credit to all CMs for coming on one platform for GST, keeping aside ideological and political differences.
President Pranab Mukherjee on April 13 gave assent to four key legislations on GST. The government plans to roll out the new indirect tax regime from July 1.
GST, the biggest taxation reform since Independence, will subsume central excise, service tax, Value Added Tax (VAT) and other local levies to create a uniform market.
(With PTI inputs)