1. Venkaiah Naidu attacks Chidambaram, hopes GST passes in Budget Session

Venkaiah Naidu attacks Chidambaram, hopes GST passes in Budget Session

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected Congress leader P Chidambaram's remarks blaming Government for the logjam on GST Bill and alleged that Congress was "dodgy" on this issue as per its "script".

By: | Sricity (nellore) | Published: January 2, 2016 8:50 PM

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected Congress leader P Chidambaram’s remarks blaming Government for the logjam on GST Bill and alleged that Congress was “dodgy” on this issue as per its “script”.

“I was taken aback by the comments of Chidambaram yesterday when he said that the economy is stuck in a groove and blamed the government for stand off on GST.

“As Parliamentary Affairs Minister, I would like to strongly rebut Chidambaram’s allegation blaming the government for standoff on GST,” Naidu said.

While refusing to go into details of his interactions with senior Congress leaders from time to time on the GST issue, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister alleged, “All that I can assert with all responsibility is that Congress party steadfastly refused from its pre-Winter session script of not allowing GST Bill to be passed, come what may.”

Naidu alleged that as per the “script”, the Congress was “dodgy” on this important issue.

“I did not expect this from a party that ruled the country for most of the time since Independence. This kind of negativity has huge implications for the future of our country and its people. This attitude and approach will seriously dent our collective efforts to make the 21st century belong to India,” he said.

Naidu appealed to Congress to give up its “negativity that was in full show in 2015” and make positive contribution to nation building in 2016.

Blaming NDA’s ‘stubborn and unbending’ attitude for GST logjam, Chidambaram had yesterday said the ball was in Government’s court even as it targeted the ruling dispensation over the handling of economy, which the Congress claimed was “stuck in a groove”.

The Congress leader had said that Government was not able to find a way to accommodate the views of the Opposition and pass the GST Bill.

“I am afraid the government has only to blame itself and its stubborn and unbending attitude,” he had said.

Countering it, Naidu said that while the Government was working overtime to infuse positive energies virtually into every aspect of nation building, some opposition parties were bent upon unleashing negative energies during 2015.

“Parliament was virtually made dysfunctional during the Monsoon and Winter sessions of last year. GST Bill was the major victim of this negativity. Introduction of GST would make a substantial difference to the way business is done in our country. Unfortunately, the original authors of this major reform did not see the urgency in making this a reality.”

Hoping that the new year will mark the beginning of an era of “positive politics”, Naidu said the government is willing to “walk the extra mile” to take opposition on board and voiced hope that the GST Bill will be passed during the Budget session as “the first positive assertion” of the collective will for building a new India.

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  1. Virendra Sason
    Jan 4, 2016 at 10:14 am
    2015-2016 में GST पास नहीं होगा। 2016-2017 में मोदी सरकार GST पास नहीं करवाना चाहेगी क्योंकि APRIL 2017 से जनता पर भारी टैक्स मोदी सरकार नहीं लगाएगी क्योंकि मार्च 2019 ME इलेक्शन जो करने है।
    1. Rainbow Dove
      Jan 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm
      BAN FACEBOOK . if govt. of india so worried about internet than why don't they make a governmental app like free basics . Indian goverment owns all the satellites through which telecom service work in india which means govt. have all the resources to provide india so called "free internet" . But the truth is corrupt business man like ambani has fed lot of money to modi_bhadva and current ruling party RSS ,thus they r able to control telecom services in india as they wish . Jago mere bhaiyo aur is haramzade_ambani ko desh k bahar fek do .a
      1. M
        Jan 4, 2016 at 5:25 am
        The Intolerance of Corrupt Congis (for not voted to power by people) is very clear and they are giving a return gift to people in the form of non-cooperation movement for the development of India
        1. I
          I Majumder
          Jan 4, 2016 at 11:44 am
          This time in the budget session , PM must make an apple to p the GST bill on the first day so that the bill is seen as directly a stake of the PM . Opposition will not allow Jetly to get away with credit of GST when he is already in controversy . He needs to take a back seat in the interest of the nation . Floor coordination has to be done by Naidu only . Once ped, Jetly can then come forward Time to make a strategic change
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            Sunil Kumar
            Jan 4, 2016 at 4:52 am
            From the vague statements being issued by the senior leaders of the BJP on GST, it appears that they are not interested in implementing it. Why they are not giving reply in writing to the points raised by Congress in their meeting with PM.
            1. Truth Survives
              Jan 4, 2016 at 6:19 am
              LOL he raised a valid question. You cannot ?
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