Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday criticised Congress saying it is “not fair” on its part to set conditions for the passage of the GST bill and if the said clauses were so crucial, the United Progressive Alliance could have brought these in the original bill when it was in power. One condition (cap on taxes) put forth by Congress and reiterated by its vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday during an event in Mumbai was “not liked” by anybody, he said. Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Nominal GDP, assumed to grow 11.5 per cent for the current financial year in the Budget, has grown only 7.4 per cent in the first half of the current financial year. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s confidence in meeting the fiscal deficit target for 2015-16 faces a challenge from an unexpected quarter -- a significantly lower nominal growth rate in gross domestic product or GDP compared to earlier estimates. Real GDP growth is measured on constant prices (excluding the impact of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A total of 38 Bills, including some finance Bills, are awaiting parliamentary approval. Barely two days before the start of the winter session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was willing to reach out to the Congress over the goods and services tax but counselled the party to reconsider some of its suggestions as they can ‘damage’ the new indirect taxation system. Speaking at the annual day function of Assocham in New Delhi on Tuesday, Jaitley termed ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Opposition on Tuesday targeted the government in Lok Sabha over the issue of 'intolerance', saying instead of 'developed India', a 'divided India' was coming to the fore and it is a matter of serious concern. Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule referred to the remarks of actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan on intolerance, saying the issue needs to be taken seriously and it is a duty of the party in position of power to remove the sense of insecurity from peoples' mind. "Lets not ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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