As he urged the opposition parties not to go by political considerations on the GST Bill, the Congress said the government should address its 'pro-consumer' concerns on the bill.

"I appeal to political parties not to have political considerations and think in terms of national interest," he said here.

Naidu said he was discussing the issue with some opposition parties and their meaningful suggestions could also be taken into consideration.

The GST Bill intends to simplify the indirect tax regime in the country, broaden the tax base and result in better tax compliance due to a robust IT infrastructure.

The bill has been pending in the Rajya Sabha where the National Democratic Alliance government lacks majority.

Congress leader RPN Singh told reporters here the government should address the party's concerns which were in favour of consumers. Singh said the bill was brought by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government but could not be passed, as it was held back due to the stance of the BJP.

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