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Yashwant Sinha’s Jibe: Arun Jaitely a burden on people of Gujarat

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New Delhi, Nov 15: Launching a scathing attack over implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) , Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley  is a “burden” on the people of Gujarat. 

Sinha also said country can demand Jaitle’s resignation due to failures of  demonetisation and GST.

Addressing an event , the former finance minister stated Indian economy has received “two shocks” in the form of demonetisation and GST in quick succession.

Sinha was invited to poll-bound Gujarat by the activists associated with ‘Lokshahi Bachao Andolan’ (Save Democracy Movement) to express his views about the contemporary situation of the country’s  economy.

“Our finance minister is not from Gujarat, as he was elected to Rajya Sabha from here. And, he is a burden on the people of Gujarat. If he was not elected from here, a Gujarati would have got the chance”, Sinha was saying news agency PTI quoted.

The senior BJP leader said Jaitely believes in only one rule, “that is ‘chitt bhi meri patt bhi meri’, means heads I win, tails you lose.”

Taking a potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sinha said  even the 14th century sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughlaq, had implemented note ban 700 years back.

“There were many ‘shahensha’ (king) who brought their own currency. Some even kept old currency in circulation while rolling out the new one. But, there was a shahenshah 700 years back – Muhammad Bin Tughlaq – who introduced his own (currency) while discontinuing the old currency”.

“Thus, we can say that note ban was done 700 years back. Though Tughlaq is known  for shifting his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, he has also done demonetisation,” Sinha added.

However, this is not the first time Sinha cornered  the ruling government over Demonetisation and GST.

Last week, he urged PM to sack Jaitely because of imposing  “deeply flawed” Goods and Service Tax in the system.

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Rahul Gandhi hints at resolving Chhattisgarh CM tussle

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New Delhi, Dec 15: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hinted at the end of tussle for the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, tweeting a picture of himself flanked by all the four claimants to the post.

Posting pictures of the four contenders in the race for the CM post– Bhupesh Baghel, T.S. Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant — Gandhi quoted American internet entrepreneur Reid Hoffman saying: “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

The party is likely to announce the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister tomorrow.

Baghel, the state party chief, is said to be the frontrunner in the race.

Gandhi’s tweet follows his hectic parleys with Chhattisgarh leaders, along with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, party’s observer for Chhattisgarh, and P.L. Punia, who is in-charge in the state.

The Congress President had earlier tweeted similar pictures of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Kamal Nath and his rival claimant to the post Jyotiraditya Scindia as well as Rajasthan Chief Minister-designate Ashok Gehlot and his state party chief Sachin Pilot who has been named as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Before the announcements of Kamal Nath and Gehlot as the respective Chief Ministers, there had been power jockeying between the rival camps, with both Scindia and Pilot strongly advocating their stake to the post.

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Government is responsible for giving wrong facts to Supreme Court: Kapil Sibal

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New Delhi, Dec 15: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday targetted the Narendra Modi for giving wrong facts to the Supreme Court on the Rafale deal. 

“Government is responsible for giving wrong facts to the Supreme Court, he said while addressing a press conference in the national capital.

“The Supreme Court is not an appropriate forum because it cannot summon and examine file notings, witnesses on oath, including questioning the Prime Minister, and we need to question the Prime Minister”.

Continuing his attack, the former union minister said: “When Supreme Court is not examining technicality, pricing of the Rafale deal, how is government claiming victory?”

“When I read the Supreme Court judgement, in almost every para there was a reference to press reports”, he added.

The Congress leader further said that there is a need to ask the Attorney General to the PAC and get the issues clarified as to why an affidavit was submitted which did not reflect facts.

He described the Rafale deal as a highly sensitive issue and stated: “It will be discussed in the Parliament too”.

Sibal persisted his demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the matter.

“The BJP govt can oppose all they want, but JPC will be formed to investigate Rafale scam”, he stated.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed all the pleas seeking court-monitored probe into the purchase of Rafale jet fighters holding that the decision-making process was not in doubt.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it cannot go into the question of pricing and choice of offset Indian partner by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault.

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Modi Government mislead Supreme Court: Sharad Pawar on Rafale Report

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New Delhi, Dec 15: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday attacked Narendra Modi government over the CAG Report on Rafale Deal. 

“The SC judgement says the decision is based on the basis of info they got from Government. The Government told them that CAG has studied it & Public Accounts Committee has also approved, those things are not correct”, Pawar told media.

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed all the petitions seeking court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters holding that the decision-making process was not in doubt.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it cannot go into the question of pricing and choice of offset Indian partner by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault.

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