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How GST changed Indian politics

IMAGE: A Bharatiya Janata Party rally in support of GST in Mumbai. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

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Finance ministers of state governments run by the Congress, the Left and regional parties have indicated they would be unwilling to support contentious tax proposals unless their concerns are met.

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Mitra’s initial support to the GST has lately been replaced by a more discriminating assessment.

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He recently told CNBC TV18 that the current GST structure was a ‘horrible mess’.

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