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Modi government aims to bring GST bill for last-minute vote

NEW DELHI: The government will try to pass a bill setting the path for country's biggest tax shake-up on Tuesday, in a last-ditch attempt to salvage a session of parliament disrupted by opposition protests.

The government put the bill to create a goods and service tax on the list of business in the upper house late on Monday, the chamber's website showed.

But Bharatiya Janata Party which lacks a majority in the Rajya Sabha or the upper house, will struggle to bring a vote unless the opposition Congress party drops demands of a minister's resignation over graft allegations.

The Congress has repeatedly blocked debates during the "monsoon" sitting of parliament, which winds up on Thursday.

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