Seeking to break the impasse over the GST Bill, unions ministers Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar today met senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma with the Finance Minister saying the government is trying to build a consensus on it.
“We are trying to build consensus on GST. We have discussed all the points. Once the monsoon session starts, we will meet again after discussing the issue within our respective parties,” Jaitley said after the meeting.
The monsoon session of Parliament begins on July 18.
The government had yesterday reached out to the Opposition party with Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu calling up Azad, the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, and Sharma, to seek the Congress’ backing.
The bill has been hanging fire for a long time due to stiff opposition from the Congress.