After Parliament Washout, Government Plans Offensive Against Opposition

New Delhi: A washed-out monsoon session behind it, the Modi government will now unleash an offensive against the Opposition, accusing it of wasting crores and impeding the country’s economic growth.

Union ministers and other leaders of the ruling NDA have been instructed to take this message to the public through press conferences and protests. They will specifically target the Lok Sabha segments that elected 44 Congress lawmakers and nine of the Left.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the campaign yesterday, comparing the Congress’ unrelenting protests to disrupt Parliament through the session with the assault on democracy during the Emergency.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a press conference at National Media Centre in Delhi today, while other prominent ministers like Piyush Goel and Nirmala Sitharaman will also hold pressers in different parts of the country.

Office bearers of the ruling BJP will meet today to chalk out their strategy and calendar for the big anti-opposition offensive.

The main opposition Congress ensured through its protests demanding the resignation of three top BJP leaders, that no significant work was transacted in the monsoon session. A flat-out effort by the government to push through the country’s biggest ever tax reform, the Goods and Services Tax, failed, dealing a huge blow to its reform agenda.

Sources say the government could now call a special five-day session of Parliament starting August 31 in an attempt to push through the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill, which creates a national sales tax to subsume a complicated network of central and state levies. Supporters say GST will add up to two percentage points to economic growth and boost domestic trade while creating a unified national market.

The Congress, which blames the government for Parliament not functioning through the 21-day monsoon session that ended on Thursday, plans a counter offensive. Its leaders in both houses, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nab Azad will also hold press conferences attacking the governent.

4 Comments

  1. The globetrotter got yet another chance to play Jackie Chan at the Red Fort.

    Of course, once can’t insult Jackie Chan much. He is a professional theatrics man.

    Here we have our national (or should I say permanently intergalactic hero) providing his contribution to theatrics. Hands moving in every direction, supported by an equally theatrical vocal variety, the works.

    For those who do not get to watch the theatrics, there are press releases with the supplied photos.

    It appears this time the message is pro-poor. Obviously someone has whispered in the ear of our hero that to get the votes of a large number of poor Biharis in the forthcoming elections, one can’t keep praising the industrialists, much less of those paying 3% tax in Mauritius.

    To get the votes of a large number of poor Biharis, the theatrics must be blended well with pro-poor noises. How nice!

    And the hero talk about dreams. Yes, sure, we need to have dreams. 3 square meals a day would be a good dream to have.

    But will the poor in Bihar believe a word? Particularly after all the terribly failed, anti-poor, Land Acquisition attempts?

    Let us look forward to the election results of Bihar.

  2. “Let us look forward to the election results of Bihaara” – Manga dreams on after spewing usual hatred towards Sri Modiji and an entire community.

    Well, this is reminiscent of what this anti-modi, anti-desha bhaktha crowd used to do with By-election results !! We all remember how they would spin small victories and try to project as if India was going to reject Modiji. They did it before 2014 Tsunaami and they did it before almost every state level election. We all know what happened to ’44-seats’ party in Maharaashtra, Delhi, Aandhra Pradesha and Telangaana. Still, here is one of those haters ‘looking forward’ to the Bihaara election results as if it somehow represents an entire India!! Shows how desperate the haters have become after repeated rejections and defeats in the hands of Modiji.

    • ORIGINAL RSS, DUPLICATE PAI OF US SAYS, “Well, this is reminiscent of what this anti-modi, anti-desha bhaktha crowd’

      HE IS EMPHASISING, “ANTI MODI, IS ANTI DESHA BHAKTA”!

      BY NECESSARY INFERENCE HE SAYS, “MODI IS INDIA” …… BY ELIMINATING ‘ANTI’ ON BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION.

      MODI IS THE BJP’S ‘Dev Kant Barooah’ OF “INDIA IS INDIRA” INFAMY! ADVANI RIGHTLY SAID MODI MAY EVEN IMPOSE EMERGENCY!

  3. With the BJP, it is always “Do as we say, Don’t do as we do” Sushma should resign, Modi and the BJP should apologize for disrupting Parliament and lowering the standards of parliamentary behaviour during the rule of UPA II. Finally, political parties that care about federalism should debate the dangers of GST in parliament.

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