Opposition still not convinced on GST: BJP

New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said the Opposition has still not arrived on a consensus with the government with regard to the Goods and Services Tax(GST) Bill.

Naqvi further said that the outcome of the all-party meeting was positive as it was decided to pass important bills in the remaining three days of the Winter Session.

“We appealed to the political parties and even Arun Jaitley ji appealed that if there is a consensus for the GST, then it should be passed. But the main Opposition is still not convinced on the GST. We have arrived on a consensus on many other important bills. The outcome of this meeting was positive,” Naqvi told the media here.

“People from all the parties have expressed concern over repeated Parliament disruptions. We have decided to pass important bills in the remaining three days of the Winter Session,” he added.

Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari had called an all-party meeting on Friday over logjam in the Upper House leaving key bills in the limbo.

Ansari has repeatedly voiced his anguish over frequent disruptions in the House, and urged members of all parties to allow the House to function to transact normal business.

The Winter Session of the Parliament have seen frequent disruption over several issues, even as legislations on Goods and Services Tax bill, Real Estate bill, SC/ST bill, among other important Bills are pending.

The Rajya Sabha has been the worst hit in terms of deliberations, losing several days to disruptions over union minister V K Singh’s Dalit comment, the National Herald case, corruption cases like the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam and the alleged atrocities against Dalits in Punjab.(ANI)

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