Congress decides to skip midnight GST launch

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New Delhi: The opposition Congress party said on Thursday it won’t attend the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) scheduled for midnight on June 30 in a special Parliament session, sources said.

The Congress joins the Trinamool Congress (TMC) which announced Wednesday it would boycott the special session of Parliament.

It is firm on rolling out GST, which replaces a slew of indirect taxes on goods and services, on July 1 as planned and has gone all out to make it a grand launch. The historic central hall will be lit up and decorated. The function will begin at 11 pm on Friday and both PM Modi and President Mukherjee will speak on the occasion.

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