Parliament Budget session: Confident PM Narendra Modi hopes GST Bill will pass

By: | Updated: March 9, 2017 11:01 AM

Ahead of the second leg of the Budget session, which begins today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed hope that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be passed in the current session.

Parliament will be conducted in a peacful manner this time, without any chaos. (ANI)

Ahead of the second leg of the Budget session, which begins today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed hope that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be passed in the current session. Speaking to the media persons in the Parliament complex, the prime minister said that he was confident of the bill to be passed as most states and regional parties have supported it.

He also expressed hope that the Parliament will be conducted in a peacful manner this time, without any chaos.

Meanwhile, first day of the second-half of Budget Session in Parliament starting on Thursday is likely to be a stormy one even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to make a statement in Parliament tomorrow on the killing of a suspected ISIS terrorist in Lucknow and blast in a train at Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh.

Opposition Congress on the other will look to corner the Narendra Modi government attacks on Indians in the US. The Home Minister is expected to make a detailed statement in Parliament on the two incidents in Lucknow and in Shajapur, according to a report. Congress today gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on ‘hatred generating for Indians in USA’

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said that the party will raise the issues of attack on Indians in the US and the anti-terror operation of Lucknow, in which a youth was killed, as well as the bomb blast in a train near Bhopal. “On Thursday, these two issues will be raised. We will decide on other issues to be raised in rest of the session later,” Kharge said.

The suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow early today after a 12-hour long operation. The terror suspect Saifullah is suspected to be linked with the blast in the train in Madhya Pradesh yesterday, police said. Ten people were injured, three of them seriously, in the IED blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train at Shajapur.

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