New Delhi: 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, on the eve of the Budget Session.
Azad said the Congress Party is firm on the GST Bill as they will not disrupt the proceedings in Parliament but oppose the government.
“The Congress will not compromise on three amendments in the GST Bill,” he said while blaming the Narendra Modi-led government for stalling the GST Bill.
“Parliament will not be disrupted beyond a point,” he added.
During this session, the BJP-led NDA Government hopes to garner the support of opposition parties in the 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 on Sunday 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.