Poll: Will special Parliament session help get GST passed?

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 12:17 IST
Congress leaders carry black flags during a protest against suspension of 25 party members in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

The government has kept hopes alive for the passage of the country’s biggest tax reform, the goods and services tax (GST) bill, with top sources saying it could try to reconvene Parliament’s monsoon session around August 24 after an all-out effort to bring the Congress on board.

Sources said the government took a calibrated decision on Thursday to not prorogue, or formally end, the tumultuous monsoon session where it failed to transact much business due to Opposition disruptions.

The ruling BJP, however, has an uphill task ahead to convince the Congress to help it pass the 122nd constitutional amendment to roll out the GST. The bitter acrimony between the two parties had plummeted to a new low over the Congress demand for sacking foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and two BJP chief ministers mired in controversies.

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