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Parliament deadlock continues

Parliament deadlock continues
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The Congress also made it clear that the engagement between them cannot be restricted to just one issue.

New Delhi: Deadlock continued on the GST Bill after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held inconclusive talks with Congress leaders to sort out differences to ensure its passage and the two sides will meet again later. The Congress also made it clear that the engagement between them cannot be restricted to just one issue.

With only seven days left from tomorrow for the winter session to conclude, Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu hosted a lunch for Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Deputy Leader Anand Sharma and Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia to discuss the issue of the GST and functioning of Parliament.

Citing absence of Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, who was not in Delhi, the party sought another meeting, which was readily accepted by the government.

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