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New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of being anti-development, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the issue of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was being used as a pretext by the opposition party to stop the passage of the GST Bill.

“The government observes that in the pretext of Sushma Swaraj, the real motive of the Congress is that they don’t want the GST Bill to be passed. They want India’s growth to suffer,” Jaitley told reporters outside parliament.

“Delay in implementation of the GST (goods and services tax) and continued disruption in parliament will have an adverse impact on India’s growth,” he said.

Jaitley also criticised Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her adamant stand in both the houses of parliament.

“(Lok Sabha) Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today (Monday) called an all party meeting. Except the Congress, all the opposition parties want that the house should function.

“Even most of the Congress leaders are against disruption in parliament but their two top leaders want to stall the house,” Jaitley said.

Jaitley said the Congress’s priority had never been to strengthen the economy of the country. “Instead, they want to hurt country’s economic growth story.”

(IANS)

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Unity in Diversity is the Strength of the Country: Rahul Gandhi

Country can't benefit if brothers fight, says Rahul Gandhi

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Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that making brothers fight against each other cannot benefit the country. Wikimedia Commons

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the policies of the central government and said that unity in diversity is our strength, and the strength of the country will increase by uniting all.

He said “making brothers fight against each other cannot benefit the country.”

Rahul Gandhi was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the three-day National Tribal Dance Festival here in the Chhattisgarh on Friday.

He said: “Without taking everyone together, every religion, every caste, tribal, Dalit, or backward, the country’s economy cannot run. Until all the people of this country are united, until everyone’s voice is heard in the Assembly and in the Lok Sabha, nothing can be done about unemployment or about the economy.”

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Rahul Gandhi raised questions about the current economic situation. Wikimedia Commons

Rahul raised questions about the current economic situation and the relief given to a select few: “The economy is run by the peasants, labourers, the poor and the tribals. If all the money is given to 10-15 people, demonetisation is done, wrong GST is implemented, then employment cannot be created in India, economy cannot run.”

Appreciating the initiatives taken by the Chhattisgarh government, Rahul Gandhi said: “Here farmers, youth, tribals, women are being heard and are taking the state forward.”

“Together, everyone is taking this state forward. It makes a difference, violence has reduced here, the economy here is overtaking other states. This difference is visible, because nothing can be made by disintegrating, the country cannot benefit by making brothers fight each other.”

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Describing the National Tribal Festival as a symbol of unity in diversity, Rahul Gandhi said: “Tribals have come here from different parts of the country. They will display their culture and art here, unity will be seen in diversity.”

A three-day National Tribal Dance Festival began on Friday at the Science College ground in the capital, in which tribals from 25 states will participate. Artists from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, Belarus and Maldives are also attending this festival. (IANS)

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