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8:00 pm: GST Constitutional Amendment Bill (122nd): Rajya Sabha amendments passed in Lok Sabha unanimously

7:40 pm: GST Constitutional Amendment Bill (122nd) put to vote in Lok Sabha.

7:38 pm: AIADMK walks out of Lok Sabha during discussion on GST bill

6:52 pm: Flawed bill was drafted during UPA regime: Arun Jaitley.

6:50 pm: Moving towards efficient system, says Arun Jaitley.

6:45 pm: Thank the PM for his support throughout the process, says Arun Jaitley.

6:42 pm: The one which you called a 'flawed bill' was based on the bill drafted during your (UPA) time: Jaitley.

6:40 pm: I want to thank all political parties and MPs for taking part in this discussion: Arun Jaitley.

6:36 pm: PM Modi concludes speech thanking all the members.

6:34 pm: Credit goes to each & every member, all political parties, all those who kept on trying: PM Modi.

6:30 pm: Most of the things that can impact consumer inflation have been kept out of the ambit of GST bill: PM Modi.

6:27 pm: The 'kacha bill' and 'pakka bill' system in our country has helped mobilise black money. GST will help put an end to this: PM Modi.

6:25 pm: We say a lot about corruption but to eradicate corruption it is important to strengthen our system as well: PM Modi.

6:24 pm: 'Economic development of poor' & 'Educational development of poor'-Two ways with which we cn build an Army of poor that'll fight agnst poverty itself: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.

6: 22 pm: Our aim is "Economical and educational empowerment of the poor". GST can help us achieve this aim: PM Modi.

6:20 pm: It is true that consumer States will benefit more from GST but Centre will compensate manufacturing States in case of losses: PM Modi.

6:19 pm: GST will benefit mainly those states which are considered backward; it will address the problem of imbalanced development, says PM Modi.

6:17 pm: GST Bill will act as catalyst to help strengthen trust between Centre and States, says PM Narendra Modi.

6:15 pm: States in our country are not self sufficient but are interdependent. GST will boost economy of under developed States: PM Modi.

6:13 pm: 'Rashtraneeti' is bigger than 'Rajneeti', says PM Narendra Modi.

6: 12 pm: GST will send across a message that 'Consumer is the King': PM Modi.

6:10 pm:I held consultations with Sonia ji and Manmohan Singh Ji. We made efforts to take into consideration everyone's suggestions, says PM Modi.

6:08 pm: 'Lok Tantra' is not just a game of mandate, it is also a journey of forming consensus: PM Modi.

6:07 pm: My experience as CM has helped me understand the problems of the states very well: PM Modi.

6:06 pm: With GST we intend to bring in uniformity in taxes. The message is clear that the 'consumer is the king': PM Modi.

6:04 pm: This can't be seen as victory of a party or government, it’s a victory for democratic ethos of India: PM Modi.

6:02 pm: Got freedom from tax terrorism, says PM Modi on GST Bill in Parliament

6:01 pm: It's victory of all political parties and representatives

6:00 pm: GST means ‘Great Step Towards’ Transparency: PM Narendra Modi

5:59 pm: GST means ‘Great Step Towards' Transformations: PM Modi

5:57 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes statement in Lok Sabha.

4.00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak soon in Lok Sabha on GST.

2.40 pm: You consider Lok Sabha a minor partner, I don't think you should repeat that: Veerappa Moily.

2.29 pm: It is too early to say whether GST is a game-changer. Gains will depend on architecture, engineering, management aspects of the new levy: Moily.

2.24 pm: Stakeholders are plenty. We don’t know their reaction on this. GST Council has to tackle all the states and UTs: Veerappa Moily.

2.21 pm: GST is not a flawless law but Congress supports it, says Moily.

2.19 pm: Rajya Sabha is given more importance but we don't have grudges, says the Congress leader.

2.18 pm: If there was political consensus, this law (GST) would've come long long back. But Congress is now extending full support to it, says Moily.

2.16 pm: Congress leader Veerappa Moily takes part in GST debate in Lok Sabha.

2.14 pm: Arun Jaitley says tax evasion, multiplicity and cascading effect of taxes will reduce once GST implemented.

2.13 pm: Today, there are many taxes imposed by both the Central as well as the state government on goods. These lead to a complex process: Jaitley.

2.12 pm: If one pays tax at one stage, they won’t have to give another tax on that tax component. So tax on tax will be eradicated: Jaitley.

2.11 pm: It is an enabling amendment. We need to make three more laws after this, says the finance minister.

2.10 pm: It is one of the biggest reforms. I thank all the states and parties, says Jaitley.

2.08 pm: GST debate begins in Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also present.

2.06 pm: Government is trying to accomodate opinions of all the parties, says Jaitley.

2.04 pm: We are making an attempt to make 'One Nation, One Tax' to avoid complexities, says Arun Jaitley.

2.02 pm: Arun Jaitley says majority of political parties have supported the GST.

2.01 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley begins debate on Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Lok Sabha.

1.28 pm: Goods and Services Bill will be taken up at 2 pm in the Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to speak in the House at 6 pm.

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1.09 pm: The prime minister came into power in the name of the poor but he is not able to protect them now, says Kharge.

1.08 pm: Rather than giving a reply in Parliament, he (PM) is making a statement outside: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

1.00 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

12.46 pm: Congress stages walkout of Lok Sabha in protest against atrocities faced by Dalits.

12.07 pm: Rajnath Singh says those who were seriously injured in the attack will receive Rs 1 lakh each.

12.06 pm: Those who had minor injries will receive Rs 20,000 each, says Rajnath Singh.

12.05 pm: Families who died will receive Rs 5 lakh each, announces Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

12.03 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes statement on Kokrajhar terror attack in Lok Sabha.

11.58 am: PM Modi and BJP kept quiet for 2 years. How have their eyes opened now, asks BSP chief Mayawati on PM’s statement on Dalit issue.

11.40 am: Question has to be addressed that this matter has to be settled through courts: Subramanian Swamy on Ram Temple issue.

11.36 am: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy raises Ram Temple issue in Rajya Sabha.

11.34 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Kashmir unrest issue.

11.32 am: Why doesn't the prime minister take action against the Rajasthan government, asks Pramod Tiwari in Rajya Sabha.

11.30 am: The PM is looking for fake 'gau rakshaks'. I am telling him where real cow slaughterers are: Congress leader Pramod Tiwari in Rajya Sabha.

11.28 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make statement on Kokrajhar terror attack in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha today.

11.26 am: The situation is the same. What is the government doing to improve the situation? Send an all-party delegation to Kashmir, says Samajwadi Party's Neeraj Shekhar.

11.20 am: We are ready for a discussion on unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, says Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

11.18 am: CPI leader D Raja says Kashmir situation is very alarming.

11.14 am: Why are we using pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir, asks Yechury.

11.12 am: CPM leader Sitaram Yechury also raises Kashmir unrest issue in Rajya Sabha.

11.10 am: Why is PM Narendra Modi silent on Jammu and Kashmir unrest, asks Ghulam Nabi Azad.

11.08 am: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad raises Kashmir unrest issue in Rajya Sabha.

10.40 am: Congress gives notice in Rajya Sabha on Jammu and Kashmir unrest issue.

10.32 am: After its passage in the Lok Sabha, the Bill will go to the state assemblies for ratification. The Bill needs ratification by half of the assemblies to become a law.

10.30 am: The Rajya Sabha had passed the Bill with some amendments, which are needed to be again approved by the Lok Sabha.

10.29 am: The Constitution Amendment Bill is expected to sail through the Lok Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA has a commanding majority.

10.27 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to intervene during discussion on GST in Lok Sabha.

10.25 am: Congress strategy meeting underway in Parliament on GST.

 

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