#NewDelhi : Sources told the NDA government has indicated that it may agree to the 18 percent limit on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The government is also likely to agree to waive off 1 percent levy for manufacturing states.
The meeting over tea at Modi’s official residence 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi began at 7 PM on Friday and lasted for over an hour.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was present at the meeting along with Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, said that both sides put forward their positions on GST and there is the possibility of more meetings in the future. Jaitley added that the leaders also discussed the smooth functioning of Parliament in the Winter Session during the meeting.
The government will now discuss the demands made by Congress which in turn will have its own internal discussions on what the government has said. There will be regular meetings between Naidu and Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad in both houses throughout the Winter Session of Parliament.