New Delhi: The government on Monday conceded to Opposition pressure saying the Land Acquisition Bill is being pushed back to the winter session while the GST Bill faces inordinate delay.
The setback on the two reform Bills could prevent India from attaining high growth in FY16 as well as FY17.
The Select Committee looking into the Land Bill is to submit its report in the winter session, after which the government can tweak the Bill and take up for passage.
In case of GST Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Congress was in a “disruptionist” mood and wants to delay the Bill. “They don’t want the Constitutional Amendment Bill to be passed…They want the economy to suffer,” he said.
After the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convened yet another all-party meeting to resolve the House logjam, BJP leaders claimed that the Congress was “isolated” as other Opposition parties want the Parliament to function.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the government was eager to discuss all issues raised by the Opposition. Naidu’s junior Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the Congress was isolated as other parties such as Samajwadi Party was now wanted the House disruption to end. SP along with other parties have supported Congress after the suspension of 25 MPs. supporting Congress over suspension of its MPs from Lok Sabha, SP chief Mulayam Singh today said that now the Congress party should stop disrupting the parliament.
SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said his party won’t support Congress if they fail to see the reason for protest