The government will take a call on Parliament’s Winter Session schedule after Bihar polls even as it on Wednesday pitched for the passage of a host of reform legislations, including GST Bill, saying that there is no reason for any party to oppose them.
“Once the Bihar election is over we will be interacting with our colleagues in the opposition. People are now occupied with Bihar election which will be over on November 8,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in New Delhi. The Centre will try to impress upon the opposition the need to have important legislations passed in Parliament, he said, naming GST bill, land bill, the real estate regulation and development bill and negotiable instruments arbitration bill.
“All these bills, a lot of legislation is pending. Last session we could not pass some of the bills for whatever reasons. But now the entire country is looking at Parliament, particularly for the GST bill….There is a broad consensus (on GST),” he said. On Congress seeking to corner the government over the “climate of intolerance”, he said most of these bills had originated when the opposition party was in power and sought their passage.