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Rajya Sabha will have the numbers for BJP to pass the GST Bill

The Goods and Services Tax Bill, which has been passed in the Lok Sabha, is yet to be given the all-clear in the Rajya Sabha.

Reporting on the developments, CNBC-TV18’s Latha Venkatesh clarified that the GST Bill is an amendment. Unlike the Lok Sabha, the BJP doesn’t have a majority in the upper house. 

Rajya Sabha has 244 members. As of January, there were 82 people opposing the Bill. Congress and the Left numbered 82, which is why the Bill wasn’t passed.

About one-thirds of Rajya Saba members seek re-election every two years. From April to August, about 57 new members will come in.

When the house meets for the monsoon session, only 68 from Cong and Left will be opposing.

Therefore, if the Bill is passed in the monsoon session, it will be passed.