Guwahati, June 30 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said Goods and Services Tax (GST) will bring a paradigm shift in the entire indirect tax system. Also Read - GoM favours cutting GST to 5 pc on residential properties, 3 pc on affordable housing

The single point single tax will benefit consumers of the country, he said. Also Read - Budget is `jumla', fraud: Kamal Nath

In a statement here, Sonowal said “With introduction of GST, the countrymen will be relieved of multiple tax terrorism, which has been haunting the people since Independence. As promised by the Centre, the zero tax on food items will also greatly benefit the people”. Also Read - Budget: Rs 61,398 cr allocated for health sector; Rs 6,400 cr earmarked for AB-PMJAY

He said GST will simplify the taxation system, besides giving fillip to the economy of the nation.

The chief minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with finance ministers of all states for making GST a reality.

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