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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:13 PM IST

Is Congress protesting to block GST bill? Naidu asks

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New Delhi : Rejecting the political vendetta charge in the National Herald case, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today mounted a counter attack on Congress saying its stand amounts to an “onslaught” on the independence of the judiciary and wondered whether the protest was to block the passage of the GST bill.

“What is Congress agitating for? Can you get a parliamentary remedy for something that happened during a judicial process? Or are they expecting government to interfere in the working of the court?

“It is for the first time in the country that Parliament is being disrupted for something that has happened in a court of law,” he told reporters here.

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Alleging that Congress does not want Parliament to function properly and address burning issues of legislation and people’s concerns, Naidu said, “If the Congress does not want economic reforms and the GST bill to be passed, they should say so. If the Congress party does not want the struggling real estate sector a regulator to enhance its credibility, they should say so.”

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Published on: Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 12:20 AM IST
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