Narendra Modi government sabotaging Winter session of Parliament: Sonia Gandhi

Addressing the meeting of the CWC, she also accused the government of being "ill-prepared" to implement GST.

Published: 20th November 2017 01:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2017 07:00 PM   |  A+A-

Congress President Sonia Gandhi (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched an all-out attack on the government, accusing it of sabotaging the Winter session of Parliament on filmy grounds.     

Addressing the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), she also accused the government of being "ill-prepared" to implement the goods and services tax (GST), which she described as a "flawed" tax regime.     

The Congress president also hit out at the government over demonetisation, saying the move left millions of people "suffering".     

"The Modi-government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India' Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds," she told the party's highest decision-making body.     

The Winter session of Parliament traditionally convenes from the third week of November and lasts until the third week of December.     

According to sources, the government is considering a truncated Winter session of around 10 days starting from the second week of December     

The Congress president also charged the government with "forcefully" trying to change history of modern India by "erasing contributions" made by former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp