FM meets Rahul on GST; will meet Congress LS and RS leaders also

Parliament News

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is reported to have met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a bid to persuade him to support the GST bill in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament. This falls in line with his repeated statements made in the last few days about his intention to reach out to Congress and Gandhi to seek their help to clear the GST Bill.

Jaitley has been meeting leaders of parties across the divide in recent days to extend invitation for his daughter’s wedding next month. It is likely that he would use this to 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 — to remove the logjam on the GST issue.

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