Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets Rahul Gandhi

By: |
New Delhi | November 18, 2015 8:45 PM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Arun JaitleyArun Jaitley has repeatedly said in the last few days that he would reach out to Congress and Gandhi to seek his help to clear the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. (Reuters)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

There was no word from the Congress on what was discussed at the meeting held a week before the winter session of Parliament.

Arun Jaitley has been meeting leaders of parties across the divide in recent days to extend invitation for his daughter’s wedding next month.

He has repeatedly said in the last few days that he would reach out to Congress and Gandhi to seek his help to clear the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, the government’s big reform measure that is stuck in Parliament on stiff opposition from Congress.

Party sources said Jaitley’s meeting with Rahul Gandhi was welcome but the government should speak with the leaders of the Congress party in the two houses of Parliament –Mallikarjun Kharge in the Lok Sabha and Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha–on the issue of GST.

Do you know What is Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), Finance Bill, Fiscal Policy in India, Expenditure Budget, Customs Duty? FE Knowledge Desk explains each of these and more in detail at Financial Express Explained. Also get Live BSE/NSE Stock Prices, latest NAV of Mutual Funds, Best equity funds, Top Gainers, Top Losers on Financial Express. Don’t forget to try our free Income Tax Calculator tool.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Lockdown woes: Joblessness rate near 1-year high; unemployment up in rural areas; virus threat hits demand for MGNERGS work
2RBI bulletin: ‘Demand shock biggest toll of second Covid wave’
3A shot in arm for India, South Africa: On IPR waiver for Covid jabs, China backs ‘developing world’