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Parliament live: PM Narendra Modi hopes for a breakthrough on GST

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New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament will resume on Thursday even as the political class waits with bated breath for the outcome of the five assembly elections. The session, starting on Thursday, will continue till 12 April.

The first part of the session, which started on 31 January, closed on 9 February, following the presentation of the Union Budget. A passage of motion of thanks to President’s address to the joint sitting of both the Houses was also presented on conclusion of the first part of the Budget Session.

Here are the latest developments and highlights from the budget session of Parliament:

■ We hope for a breakthrough on GST, says PM Narendra Modi, ahead of Parliament session. (PTI)

■ PM hopes that discussions will take place in a democratic manner and the level of debate will be good. (PTI)

■ Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders protest in front of the Gandhi statue at Parliament complex regarding attack on Indians in the US. (CNN-News18)

■ Here is Thursday’s list of business in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, as reported by PTI:

— Lok Sabha: Bills for consideration and passing: The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016; The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2016.

— Rajya Sabha: Bill for consideration and passing: The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016. Further discussion on the Union Budget for 2017-18.

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