The Goods and Service Tax (GST) was rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, chief ministers of all states, speaker Sumatra Mahajan and MPs of both Houses in the Parliament’s Central Hall at midnight.
Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said that all states have come together like the “pearls in a string” to help to implement the new tax system and described the GST as – “Good and Simple Tax”.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called GST an “important achievement for the entire country.”
“I was closely involved in the formulation of the GST and I was confident that GST was just a matter of time and it would be passed eventually,” said Pranab Mukherjee.
Despite all the 'excitement', the Congress and several other Opposition parties boycotted the session.
Here's a look into what went on inside the session.