Photo: Hindustan Times
Photo: Hindustan Times

Govt lists GST, six other bills for passage in Rajya Sabha next week

The BSP and Congress, However, intend to continue their agitation against minister V.K. Singh for his 'dog' remark

New Delhi: Keen to push the legislative agenda, the Union government has listed key bills such as GST in Parliament next week but it is unlikely to be an easy affair at least in Rajya Sabha as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress intend to continue their agitation against minister V.K. Singh for his ‘dog’ remark.

BSP and Congress, which disrupted the Upper House for the last two days, have vowed to persist with their demand for Singh’s ouster from the council of ministers as well as Parliament for his ‘dog’ analogy after two Dalit children were burnt alive in Haryana few months back.

A Congress Rajya Sabha member said on Saturday that his party’s stand on the issue remains the same and it will protest in the House even on Monday if Singh comes there. “If V.K. Singh comes to the House, we will protest against it. Our demand is take action against Singh for his remarks," he said.

On its part, the government has listed GST along with six other bills in Rajya Sabha for next week. Six bills have been listed in the Lok Sabha. The government’s main focus will be on the passage of the key GST bill, officially known as The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014.

The centre plans to roll out GST from April next year. The bill has been passed by Lok Sabha but got stuck in Rajya Sabha. PTI