A all party meeting was held under the chairmanship of India’s Vice President Mohammad Haamid Ansari today to resolve the logjam in the Parliament, ostensibly to pass crucial bills, including the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Juvenile Justice bills.
However, showing their disregard for the citizens of India, the entire opposition got united in opposing the passage of these two crucial bills, and only promised to cooperate on other bills, which do not have the weightage of these two.
It must be noted that the juvenile rapist of Nirbhaya is slated to walk free today, with barely 3 years served in a juvenile correction home, and that too remorseless.
With this, a new spate of juvenile crimes has been witnessed in the nation. Despite this, the opposition parliamentarians have deemed it fit to refer this important bill to a ‘select committee’ for further review, delaying the passage of this crucial act by months, and maybe years to come.
At the same time, GST, which was to simplify and unify the indirect taxation system across the nation, was intended to give a boost to trade, commerce and industry, making the whole system transparent, and easy to use and administer. This in turn was expected to give a leg-up to the economy, specially in the present downturn mileu.
However, again, the ‘Heraldgate’ of the Gandhis as come in the way, with the entire opposition standing united behind the Gandhis, refusing the passage of this bill, to somehow blackmail the Government.
Ironically, the power given by the citizens to it’s elected servants is now being misused against this very electorate by the elected.