The Lok Sabha on Monday took up the amendments to the Goods and Services Tax Bill for discussion , with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stressing that there was a wide consensus on the legislation.
“There has been a wide consensus. A large number of political parties have come forward in its support,” Jaitley said.
Last week, Rajya Sabha had passed the Constitution amendment bill to give way for the introduction of a pan-India Goods and Services Tax regime.
It passed what is called the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, with 203 ayes in the final vote.
The AIADMK staged a walk-out before the bill was passed in the Upper House.
Government had moved amendments to the bill earlier passed by the Lok Sabha to include some concerns of the Opposition.