Jaitley shrugs off Cong threat to disrupt Parliament

New Delhi (PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today brushed aside concerns of Parliament’s upcoming monsoon session being disrupted over the Lalit Modi controversy, saying some people may be relevant to TV channels but not to governance.

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Jaitley said the Bills to amend the Land Acquisition Act and bring in a uniform pan-India Goods and Services Tax (GST) are very crucial for development and hoped no political party takes anti-growth and anti-development position.

“Some people may be of relevance to television channels, (but) they have no relevance to governance as far as the Government of India is concerned,” he told reporters here.

He was replying to a question on the possibility of the monsoon session of Parliament getting washed out over Congress’ demand for resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over alleged links with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

Jaitley, however, evaded a direct response to the controversy in which Lalit Modi has been dragging various politicians, including him.

The Finance Minister was hopeful that no political party will take anti-growth and anti-development stand to block the crucial Bills, which he termed as “extremely necessary”.

“There is a lot of importance of these Bills to the country’s economy… the government is hopeful that no political party will adopt a negative approach on the issue of development of the country,” he said.

5 Comments

  1. Wait for a pandemonium at the Indian Parliament. Far worse than the anti-conversion, ghar wapsi and beef ban combined.
    Mr. Modi doesn’t want to hear that, he wants perfect peace, so will be flying away, let his disciples fight.

  2. Wasn’t this the FIRST Joker from the Bharathiya JOKER’S Party who gave a clean chit to Sushmata’ji Swaraja? Wasn’t he the same JOKER who shrugged the problem away and acted like it never existed?

    Poor Rampa’s Joker’s Party! Now his fellow chaddi, an MP called Yogi Adityanatha wants to give themselves a 100% pay hike after getting so many freebies (free house, calls, AC Train tickets, airfare, 2,000 Rs/day during parliament sessions, non-veg food for less than 25 Rs, free Ipads…. and whatnot’s!

    Hahahahahahaha! Some party with a difference! I’m sure that “acche din” will come very soon for the MP’s. And this recommendation has come from Yogi Adityanatha! Hahahahaha!

  3. “Cong threat to disrupt…” – Report

    They first need to win more than 44 seats before threatening to disrupt parliament. If their leader goes on another Columbia vacation, they will only have 43 members!! LOL

    • Original duplicate says, “If their leader goes on another Columbia vacation, they will only have 43 members!! LOL”

      RSS Paimaam, if spending five years at Cutch and spending time during ‘Saraswati Utsav’ there in a tent, then indulging in snoop-gating on M/s Soni of Bangalore origin, can provide landslide victory, how can you wonder about other politicians?

    • Original duplicate says, “If their leader goes on another Columbia vacation, they will only have 43 members!! LOL”

      RSS Paimaam, if spending five years at Cutch and spending time during ‘Saraswati Utsav’ there in a tent, then indulging in snoop-gating on M/s Soni of Bangalore origin, can provide landslide victory, how can you wonder about other politicians?

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