Bill to extend GST to Jammu and Kashmir passed by Lok Sabha

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gstjammuThe Rajya Sabha saw multiple adjournments on Wednesday as the Opposition relentlessly protested the income tax raids at the official residence of Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar and at a private resort near Bengaluru where 42 Congress lawmakers from Gujarat are staying. The raids began early Wednesday morning.

The Congress legislators were flown to Bengaluru from Ahmedabad and lodged in resort, ostensibly to prevent the BJP from poaching them ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha by-poll in which its senior leader Ahmed Patel is contesting for the fifth term from Gujarat.

The issue was also raised in the Lok Sabha but did not disrupt its business.