HYDERABAD STORM COULD HIT LABOUR REFORM LEGISLATIONS
The NDA government’s plan to push through crucial labour reforms legislations in the budget session of Parliament is likely to hit a roadblock with daggers drawn between the ruling alliance and opposition parties over the suicide of a Dalit scholar. With the ambitious land reforms and GST bills struck in Parliament due to continued stonewalling by the Congress-led opposition, the fresh crisis could seriously dent the government’s efforts to introduce rules for ease of doing business. Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya is at the centre of the storm with opposition parties demanding his sacking for his alleged interference in the University of Hyderabad’s affairs, which they say drove Rohith Vemalu to suicide.
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