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Modi discusses GST bill with Manmohan, Sonia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hopes of a thaw on the GST bill emerged tonight with the Prime Minister Modi reaching out to the leadership, which will discuss within the party the government's response to its three objections on the measure.

The government will establish "fresh contact" with the once the party completes its internal discussion on the three issues of "their concerns" on which they made their position clear, Finance Minister told reporters after Modi his predecessor and President

This is the first direct outreach by Modi to the principal opposition ever since he came to power last year in a bid to ensure smooth functioning of in the winter session.

Modi had invited Singh and Gandhi for a tea at his residence where the discussions covered issues pending before Parliament, particularly the large number of bills that have accumulated over the past two sessions.

First Published: Fri, November 27 2015. 20:57 IST