PM Modi aimed a gentle barb😅 at the 53 retiring lawmakers in Rajya Sabha after the upper house🏛 failed to pass the GST bill📜 in the budget session that wound to a close today. Modi said🔈, "I wish the GST would have been passed during your tenure in the Rajya Sabha. People in your states would have benefited from it". He also expressed hope🙏 that the unified tax regime bill would be passed in the coming sessions. The GST bill was passed last year by the Lok Sabha but the opposition, which has a majority in RS have stalled it🐢. 16/53 retiring members are from Congress. This year's budget session also saw several important bills passed :-
🔰 Finance Bill, 2016 : Removed the governor’s powers to singularly set monetary policy😯.
🔰 The Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 : Regulations🚫 on various industries like metallurgical, telecommunications, transportation etc.
🔰 The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 : Replaces Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986👍
🔰 The Aadhaar Bill, 2016 : Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services👏.
🔰 The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 : Enable the Election Commission🗳 to carry out delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal following the exchange of 51 Bangladeshi and 111 Indian enclaves in July last year.