NEW DELHI, Nov 26 - The Central government is hopeful of passage of the GST Bill in the winter session of Parliament, claiming that 30 of the 32 parties have supported it.
The government is awaiting the response of Congress on the key legislation, as it wants to take it along by addressing its concerns on the Bill, which is likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha next week.
�We are making efforts for its passage. The public mood is almost one-sided in favour of the GST,� Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
He said that he, along with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has already talked to Congress leaders in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge, after the all-party meeting yesterday and discussed the GST with them as well as the issues raised by them.
The Congress leaders wanted to discuss the issue with the party leadership and sought time before it gets back to the government in a day or two, after which government will seek to address the concerns. � PTI