New Delhi, Nov 14: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called a parliamentary party executive meeting in New Delhi on Monday to formulate their strategy ahead of the crucial Winter Session of the Parliament. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP president Amit Shah also attended the meet. While addressing the party parliamentarians, PM Modi reportedly asserted that there is no question on rolling back the demonetisation of currency. Modi further added that common people of the nation have shown support to the bold decision taken by government. Modi further added that that the government should not buckle under Opposition pressure. Modi was firm that the inconvenience caused to the common man would not last more than a few days.
While Modi clarified the stand of party to be taken on the issue of currency demonetisation, his lieutenant Amit Shah rolled out the plan of action for the upcoming parliamentary session. According to sources, Shah gave the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs of the party a green signal to launch a counter-attack. Instead of tackling the barrage of questions to be thrown at them by Opposition, the BJP chief has instructed the parliamentarians to launch an aggressive attack on the Opposition over issues ranging from One Rank One Pension (OROP), surgical strikes against Pakistan and crackdown on black money via demonetising the currency.
The Winter Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from November 16. BJP aims to pass a number of key legislations in both the Houses related to the implementation of Goods & Service Tax (GST). A productive session of Parliament is essential for the government to meet their target of GST roll-out. The new tax system is targeted to be enforced in the nation from April 1, 2017.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) has submitted a notice to the Rajya Sabha, seeking a complete discussion on the issue of currency demonetisation. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad has issued a notice to Upper House Chair Dr Hamid Ansari, seeking a debate on the ongoing unrest in Kashmir.
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