New Delhi(web team): The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has been listed for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha. Rajya Sabha is likely to witness a tug of war between Government and Opposition.
Rajya Sabha is likely to witness a tug of war between Government and Opposition over real estate bill, which is listed for consideration and passage on Tuesday as main Opposition party Congress has upped the ante over it after Rahul Gandhi’s Saturday meeting with home buyers.
Facing number crunch in Rajya Sabha, the government was forced to defer the bill last Wednesday after opposition insisted on referring it to Select Committee of Parliament.
While Congress’ opposition to the bill has become even more aggressive in last four-five days, the government seems to be working to garner the support of some regional parties to pass the bill.
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The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has been listed for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said the Goods and Services Tax Bill will simplify the tax regime and contribute significantly for the growth of country’s economy.
Real Estate Bill
Seeking to paint Modi government as “anti-middle class”, Congress’ twitter handle @INCIndia while posting about Gandhi’s meeting with middle-class home buyers had tweeted, “Abki Baar Builder Sarkaar, Madhyam Varg Dar-Kinaar” (This time a government of builders, middle class sidelined).
Few days ago, Rahul Gandhi attacked Modi government and claimed it had diluted provisions of Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill making the legislation pro-builders from being pro-buyers.
After meeting several NCR flat buyers on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi, who has been attacking the Centre over land bill issue and the plight of farmers, hadsaid that he had learnt that it is not just farmers and tribals but also the middle class people that are “suppressed” on matters related to land.