New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday during her second Budget speech paid homage to late former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and
She termed him as the architect of the Good and Services Tax.
“Of the structural reforms, the GST has been the most historic in our country. Its chief architect is not with us today. I pay homage to the visionary leader late Arun Jaitley. GST has been gradually maturing into a tax that has integrated the country economically,”she said.
“At the time of the rollout of the GST, he had said – “It will be an India where the Centre and States will work harmoniously towards the common goal of shared prosperity. The unanimity of the constitutional amendment and the consensus of the GST council highlights that India can rise above narrow politics for the nation’s interest,” Sitharaman said.