Day: July 1, 2017

GST rollout: Cracks in Oppn widen as NCP, SP, BSP join JD(U) at midnight session

GST rollout: Cracks in Oppn widen as NCP, SP, BSP join JD(U) at midnight session

On Thursday, 17 opposition parties gathered to celebrate a joint presidential candidate. Only a week later, barely hours to reach the GST projection of midnight in Parliament, his unit crashed.

Fingers are now designated the main opposition of Congress, which has reduced and delayed the decision to attend the session, which led to key allies such as PNC, SP, BSP and JD (S).

The JD (T) had already indicated that he would attend the session.
Congress was not alone, parties TMC, Left, RJD and DMK kept away from case to the central hall, but the cracks in the opposition group were exposed. And that too, at a time when it strives to make strong competition for the elections to the vice presidency.

In fact, even those who had not openly declared their position as TRS and BJD, attended the midnight screening.

The PNC, an all-time ally to Congress in Maharashtra, said the senior partner has been slow to do so, while party leader Sharad Pawar and his daughter Supriya Sule and MP attended the function.
The JD (S) receives a similar complaint. The election of the assembly in Karnataka is due within one year and the presence of Prime Minister Deve Gowda H D in the event organized by the NDA Government could now be open to interpretation.

The Samajwadi Party, which first decided to boycott the event, took a somersault and attended the function in a setback for Congress – the party representing Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agrawal.

Speaking to The Indian Express, leader Tariq Anwar PNC said that Congress had contacted Pawar after announcing the decision to stay away Thursday. “It was sent to them that we can not make the decision in the last step, as it will not be appropriate. They should talk earlier,” he said.

Anwar shares the opinion of Congress that the event was a publicity stunt. “The GST bill was passed unanimously in Parliament.” We had also argued, but there was no need for this function, and we condemn the attempt to stage it by organizing a midnight event, “he said.

But Anwar said the party decided to participate because it had “supported the GST from the beginning.” “It’s a turn of the BJP and Narendra Modi … they had opposed it, and now they celebrate, they always showed double standard,” he said.

Anwar also emphasized that the unity of the opposition would remain intact. “It’s not a big problem … We also oppose the early implementation of the GST,” he said.
The opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also asked former Prime Minister Gowda and told him that he should not attend the event for a larger opposition unit. At that time, it was too late.

Sources said Finance Minister Arun Jaitely spoke to Ram Gopal Yadav and used his personal relationship with the SP leader to persuade him to change his position.

“When Parliament passed the law, why not be here?” The two sides met and passed the bill, “Yadav said.
In defense of his party’s position, senior congressional leader Anand Sharma said: “Every political party has its own point of view.”

“Congress has made a decision … Other opposition parties have made their decisions – TMC has decided, given the DMK and made its decisions It is not a matter of controversy in Congress had not presented any condition before anyone Of the parties, “Sharma said.

“When we talk about not approving or participating in the banality of serenity and the gravity of the midnight screening in the Central Hall, we do not consider that GST is rejected.

We have argued, we facilitate. But that does not mean that we are, as a serious political party, a party in violation of traditions and dignity and institutional sanctity, “he said.

India, Bhutan urge China for status quo at tri-junction

India, Bhutan urge China for status quo at tri-junction

A statement issued on Friday after days of silence, the government said: “India is deeply concerned about recent Chinese actions and sent the Chinese government that such a construction would represent a significant change of the current situation, with serious security consequences for the India “.

The statement from India comes days after the Chinese spokesman showed an uneasy wrath in his official statements. India maintains a conciliatory tone, but it is clear that Indian troops would not allow China to change the status quo on the ground in this area.

So far, the situation remains “tense, but civilians” between the troops on both sides. At the highest levels of the Indian government, we are determined not to let China Modify the determination of tri-union.

But Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Nathu La was arrested because it is a “punishment” that China wants to impose on India. However, the border trade continues and Lipulekh route to Kailash remains open.

However, due to the fact that the current stagnation situation is not only bilateral, but involves Bhutan, India should play with much more care. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has interrupted his visit to the United Kingdom, where he led a strategic dialogue to witness this development, while Foreign Minister S Jaishankar who leads the diplomatic exchange with China and Bhutan. At present, the authorities in Beijing and New Delhi are in “constant contact” to calm the situation.

PM Modi meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting of the BRICS G-20 margin in Hamburg next week. But it is not yet clear whether there will be a bilateral “withdrawal”.

In September 2014, when the Chumar attack occurred, Modi and Xi had the opportunity to discuss in a bilateral context in New Delhi. However, the current situation is different, the bilateral environment is more tense.

The problem is China’s modus operandi: Chinese troops are steadily advancing, changing the status quo and using later to change the terms of the negotiation, often using the “old time” to justify their actions.

India urged that “all stakeholders had the utmost restraint and respect their respective bilateral agreements do not unilaterally change the status quo.”

In 2012, the special representatives of India and China have a written understanding that the tri-crossing border of India, China and other countries will be finalized in consultation with the countries concerned. Any attempt, therefore, to determine unilaterally tri joining points are in violation of this understanding. ”

On the spot, on June 16, a PLA construction party came with engines and other heavy equipment to build a road in the Doklam region. A message from Bhutan came close to the object, but the Chinese are numerically far superior. Indian soldiers came out to support the effort of Bhutan and stopped stopping the activity of road construction.

“In coordination with the Royal Government of Bhutan, Indian staff, who were present in the general area of ​​Doka, addressed the Chinese construction group and urged them not to change the status quo.

Indian troops will not leave, because any sign that India tolerates Chinese construction activity could endanger the safety of India in the Siliguri corridor, popularly known as the “chicken neck” and could reduce the Northeast Of India, in case of haste.

On 20 June, Bhutan filed a formal complaint with the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, saying that the raid was a “direct violation of the 1988 and 1998 agreements between Bhutan and China and affect the demarcation of the border between the two countries A return to the status quo before June 16, 2017. “