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Uproar in Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha; uncertainty looms over fate of GST Constitution Amendment Bill

With barely two days left for the Monsoon session of the Parliament to come to a close, the government’s attempt to pass the much-anticipated GST seems unlikely in this session.

Government makes final push for GST Constitution Amendment Bill

Government on Tuesday had attempted to push through the GST Bill in Rajya Sabha, but was stalled by the Congress disrupting the House, inviting angry reaction from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who targeted Sonia and Rahul Gandhi saying they were not able to digest election defeat.

Accusing the Congress party of creating obstacles in the path of growth and economy, he declared that government would try to get the bill passed with the help of parties supporting GST through “all correct measures politically and constitutionally”.

Meanwhile, over 15,000 people, including top industrialists have signed online petition asking MPs to let Parliament function.

Latest Updates:

11:29 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says there is a proper procedure for adjournment. I have no objection to allow adjournment motion after Question Hour.

11:17 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Government ready to take up discussion on Lalit Modi issue in Lok Sabha through an adjournment motion, says Venkaiah Naidu.

11:16 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says we are ready for discussion, but first call Prime Minister.

11:15 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Sushma Swaraj appeals Lok Sabha Speaker to accept Mallikarjun Kharge’s adjournment motion.

11:10 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Congress gives adjournment notice for Vyapam Scam and Lalit Modi issue, in Lok Sabha.

10:24 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Venkaiah Naidu appeals Congress to cooperate

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has appealed all political parties, specially Congress & Left to cooperate for the passing of GST. He said,” Please keep the politics aside for the welfare of the nation.”

10:24 IST Wednesday, 12 August 2015

PM Modi likely to meet cabinet ministers today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to hold a meeting with his senior Cabinet Ministers at the Parliament today.

The meet is expected to take place at 10:30 am here. Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued whip to its MPs asking them to be present in both the Houses of Parliament as the government wants to pass key legislations.

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