NEW DELHI: The government must be hiccuping over the fate of the GST Bill. Whether Singh was quietly advising his successor to avoid confrontation with the trade unions, was not apparent though. Rahul’s was. Often told his political stance is anti-corporate, the Congress Vee Pee claimed he had no disagreement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of turning India into a global manufacturing hub that competes with China; but the unanimity ends there. The disagreement, he added, began with the PM’s view of the Indian worker as a “dishonest, shirker and one who could be made to work only by wielding the stick”. This, he said, was becoming evident from the kind of labour laws in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Harayana. “Labour laws were being diluted, so that the workers come to his knees.’’
Coming to his own in the absence of mother Sonia, who is abroad for a health check-up, Rahul advised the Government has play ‘adjudicator’ between the industry and the workers, keeping a balance. Of course, if it fails, he will be ready with the protest flags.