PM Modi PLAYS IT THUG LIFE STYLE
It has been a quit turn of events for congress sitting in opposition who claim to have done all the hard work on GST in recent years to pass it in parliament through the phases of ridged opposition faced by the BJP government . Prime Minister Modi has now again been in the limelight for extensive coverage on successful launch of GST from 1st July onward.
Is Congress against GST introduction?
Our objection is not to do with GST. Our objection is to the manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appropriated all credit after opposing it for 10 years and converting GST to a Grand Selfie Tamasha, a Grand Self-promoting Tamasha. He is onto a different GST as reported by ET
It is the party in power. We are not grudging it anything. But what was the need for having this function? Why couldn’t Mr Modi have called a special Parliament session for two days at 11 am in the morning? We would have not boycotted it. It is the symbolism of a midnight function in Central Hall. This session proves what Mr Advani said once of Mr Modi that that he is a ‘superb event manager’.
We had extensive consultations within Congress for three days. There were two views. Dr Manmohan Singh had been invited. Was he asked to speak? No. There were different points of view. And finally taking all factors in consideration, we decided that we shouldn’t attend the session. In no way is it a reflection of Congress position on GST. It is a major step forward. It is work in progress. It had to be done. It took us long to get it done thanks to Mr Modi.
We would continue to highlight the problems, voice grievances of people and raise them in Parliament. But we would never ask for a rollback. It is a firm irrevocable step. We cannot disown our own contribution.