Hope prevails? Govt to list GST Bill on RS agenda today

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Struggling to transact any legislative business, thanks to a rebellious opposition, the government is going all out to make one last push for the goods and services tax (GST) days before the Monsoon Session of Parliament ends.

BJP MP Bhupendra Yadav confirmed to CNBC-TV18 the government will list the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill for business in the Rajya Sabha on August 11, two days before the Monsoon Session ends.

However, with the Congress relentlessly calling for resignations of BJP ministers allegedly involved in financial improprieties, it is unlikely it will allow the bill to be tabled.

Sources told CNBC-TV18 the government’s move is purposes of “political posturing” and that it wants the Congress to be seen as the party responsible if the GST fails to pass muster this session, which it will in all likelihood.

The BJP, with 48 seats in the 245 seat Rajya Sabha, is woefully short of a majority. The Congress has 68 seats.

SOurce: Money Control

 

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