AHMEDABAD: Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar today alleged that the Congress is not allowing Parliament to function because it does not want the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill to be passed during this session.
Javadekar alleged during a press conference that the Congress is trying hard to block the nation's development by creating a logjam situation in Parliament.
"One of the main reason why the Congress does not allow Parliament to function because its leaders have decided to stall India's development. They are trying hard to ensure that the GST Bill is not passed this monsoon session," Javadekar alleged.
"If the Bill is not passed during the current session, it will be tabled in November. If that happens, we cannot implement it from April 1, 2016. If GST is implemented, we can attract more investment and our GDP will increase by two per cent," Javadekar said.
"Congress feels that if its happen, PM Narendra Modi's popularity will increase. That is why the Congress is creating hurdles in Parliament. This is the Bill which was introduced by them, but today, they don't want it to be cleared," Javadekar said.
The minister criticised Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi's recent remarks about Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
"This mother-son duo is calling her (Sushma Swaraj) a thief. They are asking her that how much money her husband and daughter made as lawyers. Such indecent remarks about a senior and transparent leader like Sushma are highly uncalled for," Javadekar said.