1. Congress to oppose GST Bill in next session of Parliament, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress to oppose GST Bill in next session of Parliament, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday his party will continue with its confrontationist attitude both in Parliament and outside it in coming days.

By: | Published: September 12, 2015 12:02 AM

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday his party will continue with its confrontationist attitude both in Parliament and outside it in coming days. He said the party would oppose the Goods & Service Tax (GST) Bill in the coming winter session of Parliament.

“We have some reservation over the Bill and we would continue to oppose it in the House,” he said adding that the Congress is not accepting the GST rates and also the provisions relating to dispute redressal mechanism.

For implementation of GST, it requires two years of preparation. There is no preparation on the part of the government for this, he said.

The Congress leader said that his party opposed the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill of the NDA government as it was against the interest of the farmers and poor people. “We would continue with our confrontationist and obstructionist attitude so long as it serve the interest of the farmers, poor people, tribals, dalits and workers.”

Rahul, while interacting with the media here, said that he is committed to the Dongaria tribals of Niyamgiri hills in Odisha’s Kalahandi district who are fighting against the London-based Vedanta Resources’ attempt to mine bauxites from their hills. Gandhi, just before the 2014 general elections at a meeting at Niyamgiri, had assured the Dongaria tribals that he would fight for their cause at Delhi.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress leader said that he is no match for Modi’s oratory skill as he is tied up with truth unlike the prime minister. He said that the so called Naga Accord, and the rhetoric ‘na khaunga, na khane doonga’ clearly established that the prime minister is not honest to his words.

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