Cong hardens stance on House logjam, seeks ouster of 3 CMs
NEW DELHI: Hardening its position on the ongoing logjam in Parliament, the Congress on Friday returned to its old demand — removal of three tainted BJP chief ministers — as a precondition to allow the House a smooth run in the ongoing session.
The party may also stick to its key demands on the goods and services tax (GST) as vice-president Rahul Gandhi told leaders in an internal strategy meeting that the Congress wants a “probusiness and pro-people GST” while he dubbed the current bill as “pro-government”.
As an aggressive BJP hit out at the Congress on the National Herald case that involves top leaders of the principal Opposition party, leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad told HT, “We have been demanding action against three BJP CMs, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje and Raman Singh. Let the BJP take action against these leaders and the House will run from the next day.”
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Cong president Sonia Gandhi with President Pranab Mukherjee, who turned 80 on Friday.