The Opposition is likely to press for a resolution to condemn the alleged rise in intolerance, a demand unlikely to be conceded by the government which instead prefers a debate, seeking to project incidents like Dadri lynching as law and order issues pertaining to states.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said though the government does not agree with the perception of rising intolerance, "we are willing to go along with Opposition in this regard for a discussion in an appropriate manner, if you desire."

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The government 'does not support or condone' such incidents and is aware of the Opposition's concerns on 'unfortunate incidents like Dadri and killing of M M Kalburgi', he said. However, on the GST bill, both sides talked about the need for discussions to thrash out issues on some of the contentious clauses.
Setting the tone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the Opposition for cooperation as he made a strong pitch for early passage of the GST bill at the all party-meet convened by Naidu, saying it will be in the interest of the nation.

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