GST Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday; Modi to intervene

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Lok Sabha is set to take up the GST Bill for passage on Monday during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will intervene, even as the Centre today continued efforts for its early ratification by the state assemblies.

Giving the information that Lok Sabha will take up the GST Bill on Monday, a senior Union minister said that the measure is likely to be passed the same day.

“The Prime Minister will intervene during the debate on the GST Bill in Lok Sabha,” the minister said.

The opposition had attacked Modi for not intervening during the debate on the bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had said this was the first occasion in independent India that the Prime Minister was not present during the passage of a Constitution amendment bill. He had dubbed it as “PM-mukt Parliament”.

Meanwhile, BJP issued a whip to its members in the Lower House to remain present on August 8.

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