Monsoon session likely from July 18, GST to be passed: Naqvi

New Delhi: Parliament’s monsoon session is likely to begin from July 18, and GST and some other important bills will be passed during it, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Friday.

“Earlier, number (of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies MPs) was a problem in the (upper) house, but since we have improved our tally in the house considerably after the recent Rajya Sabha elections, all important bills, including the GST, should be passed this time around,” Naqvi told IANS.

He said now BJP alone has 54 members in the Rajya Sabha, while total number of the NDA members in the house has gone up to 62, and 10 other Independent members have also expressed their support to the Narendra Modi government.

“As far as the GST is concerned, most of the Congress members also are in favour of it,” he added.

The minister said that the session may begin from July 18.

“Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) is yet to decide the exact dates (for the monsoon session of Parliament)”, he said, adding that the committee will meet on June 29 to finalise the dates.