Once a strong opponent of the goods and services tax (GST) Bill, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan now is of the view that GST is necessary for India to achieve high growth and attract more investments. As far as the state is concerned, Chauhan said, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as an investor-friendly state and will continue to make all-round progress.
How hopeful are you of the passage of the goods and services tax Bill?
States have already held marathon meetings with the finance minister and they have brought to his notice the problems faced by them in shifting to a GST regime. All states are satisfied now as the Centre has addressed major issues. Therefore, I appeal to all political parties, especially the Congress, to support the GST amendment Bill as passing it will attract more investments and spur growth.