Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday tore into the government for presenting a “disappointing” budget, with Congress leader P Chidambaram terming note ban as the “most terrible” decision and alleging that graft and black money have continued to thrive and large sections adversely affected. The former finance minister also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the words he chose to attack his predecessor Manmohan Singh, saying he should remember that the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Enraged by his ‘raincoat jibe’ against Manmohan Singh, the Congress on Thursday announced that it will boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament during the entire budget session and will try to bring on board other opposition parties too. “We will boycott the prime minister. We will not listen to him, but we will not assault the dignity of the office of the prime minister. At the same time, we will continue to protest, we know that he is an obdurate person. “It ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
BJP spokesperson alleges that the then Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pulok Chatterjee would 'snatch files' from Dr Manmohan Singh to take it to 10 Janpath, Sonia Gandhi's residence. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Monday traded charges over ‘help’ extended to Vijay Mallya in securing loans and fleeing the country, with the two parties hurling accusations at each other for coming to the aid of the beleaguered businessman. Ahead of the Budget session beginning ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday took up the four bills related to the GST, with the Opposition urging the government to insulate taxpayers from harassment and questioning how the new regime was “ideal” when 40 per cent of the revenue base of the GDP was kept out of its purview. Initiating a debate on the bills, Deputy Leader of Congress Anand Sharma termed the proposed legislation as “imperfect” saying that 40 per cent of the revenue base of the GDP has been kept out ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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