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Jaitley hopeful of GST Bill passage

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Jan 2 - After hitting the Congress wall in two successive Parliament sessions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today exuded confidence that landmark GST Bill will be passed in the next session as numbers in the Rajya Sabha will tilt in favour of the new indirect tax regime.

�The next session is going to be extremely important. And halfway through the next session, the numbers of the Upper House are also going to change. So I am reasonably optimistic, as far as the next session is concerned, that we may be able to push it through,� Jaitley said.

Parliament�s Budget Session will start in the last week of February.

Addressing the officer tra-inees of the Indian Revenue Service, the Finance Minister said there is virtually a consensus for GST among political parties and �everybody supports it�.

�... Parliamentary obstructionism has prevented it from happening in the last two sessions�. � PTI

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