Goods and services tax a matter of time, says FM Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed confidence on Wednesday that he would be able to pass a new goods and services tax (GST) , saying opposition to the reform would crumble when it comes to a Parliamentary vote.

“GST is only a question of time,” Jaitley told an economic conference in New Delhi.

The opposition Congress party and its allies have been able to block the measure because Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationalist coalition lacks a majority in the upper house of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).