For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

GST Bill: Govt calls for special session, Congress denies

By Religare

Pitching for passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill, Parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that the government may convene second part of monsoon session of Parliament to pass key legislations after talking to political parties, news agency Times of India reported.

As per PTI reports, opposition party led by Congress, however, remained non-committal on its support saying it would first read the fine print.

"They (government) want to call a special session and they are consulting all parties it seems. Unless we see what are the amended clauses or what is the agreement between the proposal of the standing committee and government, unless we see the final bill, we cannot comment on that," Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told PTI reported.


Early today, Venkaiah Naidu met Kharge to discuss the issue.

"They should also send a copy of the bill. What are the new provisions added, which provisions were deleted, what are the proposals accepted by them which were suggested by Congress or other parties, reasonable objections. That should be seen," Kharge said.

The key bill, which aims to bring new tax regime in India, has been stuck in a political logjam in the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA does not have a majority.

Story first published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 23:00 [IST]
Company Search
Enter the first few characters of the company's name or the NSE symbol or BSE code and click 'Go'


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Goodreturns sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Goodreturns website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more