Congress an economic liability even in opposition, says Jaitley

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:34 pm IST

Published - August 11, 2015 11:35 am IST

Govt. introduces GST Bill amid Opposition uproar. The monsoon session of Parliament appears to be heading for a washout

Govt. introduces GST Bill amid Opposition uproar. The monsoon session of Parliament appears to be heading for a washout

The Government on Tuesday moved for consideration of Rajya Sabha the Constitution Amendment Bill for introduction of GST. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who moved the much-delayed Bill, slammed the Congress, saying the party was raising various issues just to stall the country’s growth. >More..

Live updates:

4:17 pm: Congress continues to be an economic liability on the country even in opposition: Jaitley

4:10 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.

3:52 pm: Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambi Durai abruptly adjourns Lok Sabha following tearing of papers by agitating Congress members.

3:25 pm: Regrettably Congress went back on its word on GST: Jaitley.

3:20 pm: GST will boost GDP, bring down prices: Jaitley

3:10 pm: Congress hasn't been able to digest its 2014 defeat; is in self-destruction mode with no support: Arun Jaitley

2:15 pm: Moments after the introduction of the GST Bill, Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 11 am tomorrow. Congress stalled discussion on GST saying there was no time allocated. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Congress was opposing GST just to stall the country's development.

>Here are 10 things you need to know about the GST Bill.

1:15 pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav protesting at the Parliament House, demanding release of caste census. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

12:45 pm: BJP issues a whip to its members, asking them to be present in both the Houses today and tomorrow.

12:30 pm: A day after Leader of Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley questioned the way the proceedings were being conducted, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien today said the Chair is non-partisan and follows established procedures to run the House

12:15 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for fourth time till 2 PM amid continued uproar by Congress members.

12:10 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned again for 25 minutes following continued protests by Congress.

11:50 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon following Congress uproar over Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues

11:45 am: PM has not taken any step to meaningfully address the situation: Anand Sharma.

11:35 am: The govt. needs to explain why there is no transparency. If the introduction of GST was delayed in the country it was because of the BJP which opposed the Bill then. Every progressive policy change and programme of the UPA were consistently opposed by the BJP, says Anand Sharma

Congress's Anand Sharma making a statement on the GST. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

11:30 am: Congress refuses to discussion over Lalit Modi controversy.

11:15 am: Rahul trying to derail development, says BJP

11.10 am: Congress moves for adjournment motion in Parliament over Laligate issue.

11:00 am: Parliament logjam continues over Lalitgate issue.

10:50 am: Prime Minister Modi and other BJP leaders attend a BJP Parliamentary Board meeting. Mr. Modi praised SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for putting forth the ultimatum to Congress to break the logjam.

PM Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, senior BJP leader LK Advani at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

On Monday, breaking ranks with Congress, the Samajwadi Party on Monday asked the party to allow a debate in Parliament on the issues it was raking up or boycott it.

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