Lucknow, May 16: During Good and service tax (GST) meeting in Lucknow’s Lok Bhawan several Uttar Pradesh MLAs caught sleeping on Monday.
This was the maiden Legislative Assembly meeting since Yogi Adityanath’s government came into power. As Adityanath promised for showcasing transparency, for the very first time the proceedings of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly were aired live on television.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said: “People should be able to see the working of their elected representatives in the house.”
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However, public witnessed a different picture of their elected representatives instead of active participation in discussion over GST bill.
The GST Bill have been cleared by the Parliament, now it is waiting for states to pass its pan-India implementation.
On May 2, Yogi government had approved a proposal for implementation of GST in the state, after it is presented in the state assembly.
Presently, the state government of Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Haryana have passed the GST Bill.