"The process of economic reforms is a continuing one, no reform legislation is stopped in Parliament in past though delay may occur ... make efforts with opposition to get GST passed by Upper House in coming Parliament session," he said at UAE India Economic Forum 2015 Meeting here.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which will subsume more than a dozen state levies to create a single market, is to be implemented from April 1, 2016. But the deadline may be missed if Parliament does not pass the Constitution Amendment Bill in the upcoming winter session beginning November 26. The Bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha, it is awaiting clearance from the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA lacks a majority.

The main Opposition party Congress has been opposing the passage demanding inclusion of few things in the Bill. The Finance Minister expressed hope that main opposition party would take a rational view and support GST, a step for rationalisation of indirect taxes.

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