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 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.
"Substantial issues have already been discussed," he said. Naidu claimed that of the total 32 parties represented at the all-party meet, 30 were in favour of the legislation and wanted its early passage.
BSP and NCP have already extended their support to the bill and want it to be passed in the current session. The government is also keen that Congress is onboard in the passage of the Constitution amendment bill as it is primarily a Congress bill.


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