Continuing our regular coverage of India’s parliamentary sessions, Mandira Kala and Roopal Suhag assess key commercial bills that were debated and passed during the recent session

The monsoon session of parliament in 2018 marked the end of four years of the National Democratic Alliance government in power. Parliament will convene for two more sessions before next year’s national elections. For the first time in four years, a no-confidence motion was moved against the government. The motion was defeated after a detailed discussion. It also marked the first anniversary of the roll-out of the goods and services tax (GST) in India’s biggest tax reform in recent years, changing the indirect taxation system.

The monsoon session had 18 scheduled sittings from 18 July to 10 August. Of these, parliament sat for 16 days. The legislative agenda was tight with 43 bills listed for passage.

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MANDIRA KALA is the head of research and ROOPAL SUHAG is an analyst at PRS Legislative Research, a think-tank that tracks the functioning of the Indian parliament and works with members of parliament from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, across political parties, and members of the legislative assemblies of various states.