Cong hard­ens stance on House log­jam, seeks ouster of 3 CMs

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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.

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