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.