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GST: Govt reaches out to Congress, no consensus reached yet

 A meeting to end impasse over the GST Bill between BJP Union minister and senior leaders of Congress took place on Friday. However, no consensus has reached yet, as per media reports.


GST: Govt reaches out to Congress, no consensus reached yet

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A meeting to end impasse over the GST Bill between BJP Union minister and senior leaders of Congress took place on Friday. However, no consensus has reached yet, as per media reports.

Unions ministers Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar met senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma earlier in the day to try build a consensus on it.

"We are trying to build consensus on GST. We have discussed all the points. Once the monsoon session starts, we will meet again after discussing the issue within our respective parties," Jaitley said after the meeting.

The monsoon session of Parliament begins on July 18.

The government had yesterday reached out to the opposition party with Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu calling up Azad, the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, and Sharma to seek Congress' backing.

The bill has been hanging fire for a long time due to stiff opposition from Congress.

(With PTI inputs)

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