Poll | Will NDA sacrifice land bill to get opposition support for GST?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2015 11:31 IST

The monsoon session of Parliament from Tuesday could face a tough test amid differences among opposition parties as well as the NDA government’s determination to push the GST bill and deflect attacks over corruption allegations.

This is the first time the Congress had made such a blanket threat despite its support to the Narendra Modi government on crucial reform-related bills such as the one on the insurance sector during the turbulent budget session.

For BJP, passing the goods and services tax (GST) bill will be top priority this session to bring a law for a common market across the country, a step to push Prime Minister Modi’s reforms agenda amid growing doubts about his government’s ability to deliver.

Holding the widely-criticised land bill and putting full focus on the GST bill, hanging fire since the Congress-led UPA government’s time, is part of the NDA’s strategy to cut the risk of an opposition unity against the government this session.

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