Bharatiya Janata Party was keen on holding the first rally in Malda on January 18 but the state government denied permission in the wake of the riots.
However, the outcome of the 20-minute meeting did not appear to be very positive as Gandhi merely said she would discuss the offer with her party colleagues and get back.
BJP leaders maintained that the party would extend full support to Mehbooba Mufti at this juncture and a letter of support in her favour will be submitted to Governor NN Vohra very soon.
BJP president Amit Shah’s position was regarded as unassailable until just a few months back, especially as he has Modi’s full backing.
To ensure that the proposed bankruptcy law does not suffer the same fate as the GST Bill, the government opted for a joint committee.
Lok Sabha lost over eight hours and 37 minutes due to disruptions but sat late for 17 hours and 10 minutes to compensate for it.
The government had indicated earlier this week that it will try to get the GST Bill passed in the second half of the forthcoming Budget session.
Naidu, who has held a series of confabulations with various top Congress leaders over GST is still optimistic about passage of the bill.
Despite Congress’ aggressive parliamentary stance over the issue of the National Herald case, BJP is still hopeful of the goods & services tax (GST) Bill getting legislative clearance.
The BJP brass has been worried with the increasing number of its lawmakers going public with their angst against the party, or making controversial statements.
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