“It is our manifesto commitment. We are all for it. But states have to be adequately compensated," she said during an informal meeting with media persons here.

Banerjee, who is on a visit to the capital, said it was the central government which was digressing from the commitments it had given earlier.

The government on Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect tax system by tabling the GST Bill in the Lok Sabha.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the constitutional amendment bill for implementing GST contending that the object of the legislation is "the seamless transfer of goods and services across the country".

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