Congress will not support GST Bill in Parliament: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. File photo
 Azad said that Congress will not compromise on three amendments in the GST Bill
On the eve of the Budget Session, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that the Congress Party would not support the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Parliament.

In an exclusive interview to ETV head Jagdish Chandra, Azad said the Congress Party is firm on the GST Bill.

“The Congress will not compromise on three amendments in the GST Bill,” he said while blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for stalling the GST Bill.

During this session, the BJP-led NDA Government hopes to garner the support of opposition parties in passage of key legislations, including the GST Bill. Besides, the Bill to replace Enemy Property Ordinance, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and Companies Amendment Bill will also be taken up.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan earlier in the day held an all-party meet to discuss ways for smooth functioning of the Parliament. During the meeting, Mahajan sought cooperation from floor leaders of different parties to ensure smooth transaction of business in the House.


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