New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stalling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Congress cannot support the bill unless the amendements are made.
On the eve of the Budget Session, in an exclusive interview to ETV head Jagdish Chandra, Azad said the Congress Party is firm on the GST Bill.
"The Congress will not compromise on three amendments in the GST Bill," he said while blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for stalling the GST Bill.
During this session, the BJP-led NDA Government hopes to garner the support of opposition parties in passage of key legislations, including the GST Bill. Besides, the Bill to replace Enemy Property Ordinance, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and Companies Amendment Bill will also be taken up.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan earlier in the day held an all-party meet to discuss ways for smooth functioning of the Parliament. During the meeting, Mahajan sought cooperation from floor leaders of different parties to ensure smooth transaction of business in the House.