With many states in the process of ratifying the GST Bill, the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly monsoon session, which begins today and will last till August 30, will take up the Bill for discussion and ratification.
CM Akhilesh Yadav, according to media reports, presided over an all-party meeting in Lucknow on Sunday. He appealed to all political parties to extend their cooperation in ensuring the smooth running of both Houses of the state Assembly.
Yadav will, reportedly, present a supplementary budget of around Rs 25,000 crore for approval.
Ahead of the UP Assembly Election 2017, the Congress had expelled six MLAs for anti-party activities after they cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh in June.
Two BSP MLAs, Bala Prasad Awasthi of Mohammadi and Rajesh Tripathi of Chillupar, joined the BJP on August 11 along with SP’s Jalalpur MLA Sher Bahadur.
Three more expelled Congress MLAs – Mohd Muslim of Tiloi, Dilnawaz Khan of Syana and Kazim Ali Khan Swar – joined the BSP on August 10. SP MLA from Budhana in Muzaffaranagar, Nawazish Alam Khan, joined the BSP the same day.