TRS decides to support GST Bill in Rajya Sabha

Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Sunday decided to support the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Rajya Sabha.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the TRS parliamentary party, convened by party president K Chandrasekhar Rao in New Delhi, ahead of the Parliament session starting Monday.

The TRS, which has three members in the upper house of Parliament, said that apart from backing the GST Bill, it would extend issue-based support to the government.

“Ensuring that the Centre would take care of the interests, the TRS parliamentary party decided to support the GST Bill,” said TRS Lok Sabha member Boora Narasaiah Goud.
Meanwhile, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at the national capital. Sources said the CM was going for the meeting with a long wish list, which includes speedy bifurcation of the high court in Hyderabad, enhancement of the strength of the Telangana assembly from the current 119 to 153, funds for Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha, and relaxation on the borrowing limits and FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) norms.
“The high court bifurcation is an important issue. The chief minister is going to take this up with the Prime Minister. Based on the outcome, we plan to raise the issue in Parliament,” said Narasaiah Goud. He said the Centre had in principle agreed to relax the borrowing limit from the present 3 per cent of the GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) to 3.5 per cent. “We will appeal the Centre to issue an order on the relaxation of the borrowing limit at the earliest,” the MP added.