The BJP president also attacked the Congress chief over the terming of GST as the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ but accepted there were hitches during the implementation.
FM Arun Jaitley has held talks with TDP MPs in the past on their ‘special status’ demand and funds. Another round of discussion is likely to take place soon.
While the National Health Protection Scheme has become the talking point of the budget, some MPs felt that implementing it could be a tall order.
The allocation for health is a significant step and this should help the party and the government to reach out to the middle class, the poor, women and senior citizens.
The Jat quota agitation in 2016 was the first major challenge to the BJP government in Haryana. More than 30 people were killed and property worth crores damaged.
Senior BJP office-bearers, MPs and leaders ET talked to said Sena had parted ways before the last assembly elections only to share power post-polls.
Just as Congress stand in the Shah Bano case was made with an eye on minority votes, its stance on instant talaq is aimed at keeping intact this support base.
The leaders discussed election strategy for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, people familiar with the meeting said. BJP is set to begin its campaign from this week itself.
By heeding to Congress and Opposition demand, BJP would be ceding some of the credit for the bill to them, a scenario not acceptable to the ruling party.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has ruled that the amendments moved by Anand Sharma (Congress) and Sukhendu Shekhar Roy (TMC) that seek to send the bill to the select committee are “valid”.
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