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Why PM Narendra Modi must break ‘maun vrat’, talk to Sonia, Rahul: 5 power points

Thu August 27 2015, 2:18 pm
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    1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi must break ‘maun vrata’, talk to Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi directly to transform India economically. That means PM Modi has to lead from the front in breaking the parliamentary logjam if he, or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are at all serious about pushing reforms. (PTI)

  • Narendra Modi Parliament logjam

    2. If PM Narendra Modi can explain the importance of a reform like GST to his officials and cabinet colleagues and foreign investors, what is the problem in talking to the Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi or the vice president Rahul Gandhi and also others in the Opposition ranks, directly. (PTI)

  • Narendra Modi Parliament logjam

    3. Why this needs to happen is clear from the fact that NDA lacks a majority in the Rajya Sabha, and it needs the support of other parties to get the Bill passed by Parliament and implement the tax reform from April 1, 2016. The brute majority in the Lok Sabha is not enough to effect major transformational changes in India. There is no other way, in the near future at least. (PTI)

  • Narendra Modi Parliament logjam

    4. Nothing has changed in terms of the political stance of both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since the adjournment of the Monsoon Session on August 13, which could have helped build a consensus here. It is good that Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is talking to the non-NDA parties to salvage the Monsoon Session by getting the goods and services tax (GST) Bill passed along with a few others in the proposed second part of the session, that the NDA government wants to convene for this purpose. The government is looking at this window in September to clear the GST, the real estate bill and the negotiable instruments bill, and its managers say that Naidu is willing to speak to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi to get this going. But talking to the secondary rung leaders is clearly not going to go far. (PTI)

  • Narendra Modi Parliament logjam

    5. Congress party will demand resignations of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lalitgate and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the Vyapam scam, besides demanding changes that it has suggested in the GST Bill — scrapping of 1% additional tax and fixing of 18% rate — but this can’t be a reason for avoiding direct connect with the Congress president. There is nothing to lose for the prime minister here as even if he fails to persuade Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, he will at least not be faulted for not trying enough. (PTI)

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