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GST means 'growing stronger together', says PM Modi hoping for cooperative Monsoon Session of Parliament

17 July, 2017 4:50 AM
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set the tone for a new session of Parliament by coining a new meaning for GST - "Growing Stronger Together".

The PM was making a play on the acronym for the new taxation bill - the Goods and Services Tax bill - the provisions of which came into effect across the country in the last special session of Parliament called on July 1 midnight.

"GST shows the good that can be achieved when all parties come together and work for the nation," the PM said, adding that he hopes for a fruitful monsoon session. "The GST spirit is about growing stronger together. I hope the same GST spirit prevails in the session," the PM added.

"Like the monsoon fills the earth with a new fragrance, the monsoon session of Parliament is filled with the hopes and dream of a successful GST," he added.

The PM also hailed the country's farmers even as the monsoon season has set in across the country and hoped and prayed for a good harvest.


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