Seeking support from the Opposition for the passage of GST Bill, Prime Minister asserted that the bill is of "national importance".

At an all-party meeting held yesterday, leaders of several opposition parties spoke of developments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to signal their intent to train guns on the government, with Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad saying the states no longer trusted the Centre.

PM Modi, who joined the meet later, thanked all parties for "speaking in one voice" on the developments in Kashmir and sought their support in the passage of the GST bill, saying it was of "national importance" and urging them to keep national interests above everything else, sources said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the two-hour meeting that Parliament was a "mahapanchayat" where all issues could be raised.


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