At Opposition meet, TMC to raise GST issue, misuse of central probe agencies

The Opposition meeting will be chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and will also witness the participation of 17 Opposition parties. According to reports, Janata Dal (United) Chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not attend the meet.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 10, 2017 4:11 pm
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Trinamool Congress will raise the Goods and Services Taxes (GST) issue and the alleged misuse of central probe agencies at Tuesday’s Opposition meeting where 17 parties will meet to pick a nominee for the Vice-Presidential election. The party feels that the NDA government has rushed into implementing the uniform tax regime.

The issue of central ministers “fanning hatred” in the society will also be discussed, TMC national spokesperson and Rjya Sabha MP Derek O’ Brien said.

Commenting on the corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family, Brien said TMC backs the RJD chief and deputy Bihar CM Tejaswi Yadav, insisting that the CBI raids on them was nothing but a part of political vendetta.

The Opposition meeting will be chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and will also witness the participation of 17 Opposition parties. According to reports, Janata Dal (United) Chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not attend the meet and instead likely to attend a JD(U) conclave in Patva amid rumours of widening rift within the ruling Grand Alliance.

Sources in JD(U) told The Indian Express that they will ask deputy CM Tejashwi to step down from this position after Tuesday’s party meeting in the wake of corruption charges filed against him by the CBI. “From what we have gathered so far, Nitish would expect Tejashwi to offer his resignation before being asked to do so. If Tejashwi resigns on his own, he may earn the Chief Minister’s respect and can take the high moral ground on corruption. This will also blunt the BJP’s attack on the JD(U) leadership and allow some breathing space for the Grand Alliance,” a party leader said.

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    Harisankardas
    Jul 16, 2017 at 10:12 am
    Since independent West Bengal self isolated from central India, now Mamata benarjee TMC willing to provoke jihad against India as she following Islamic ideology.
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      CHANCHAL MAJUMDAR
      Jul 10, 2017 at 8:15 pm
      TMC's conception on 1)democracy 2)secularism 3) service to voters 4)protection of voters 5)collection of money for party 6)behaviour with police machinery 7)administrative machinery and 8)a very vital issue xx (IMAGINE IT) ARE WORSE THAN CIVILIZED PERSONS!
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        Abhay Sandwar
        Jul 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm
        well described. More liberty to LOOTing. in the name of DEMOCRACY>
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        Citizen
        Jul 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm
        Mis use of power by elected guys should not be questioned by any authority?? They should be allowed free to loo---------------------?? If that be why waste on these probe agencies center/state they can be abandoned so that lot of tax payers money would be saved and a free for all game can be started. These most corrupt parties/leaders as the saying goes "Birds of the same feather flock together" is right. Wake up India select and elect clean guys to serve you better and improve your future. For last 60 years these leadersfamilies/chamchs are much better off than you you are remembered only at the time of elections and then you are only a door mat demand for recall it they fail to serve you and solve your problems!!! Jaihind
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          S.SANKARAN
          Jul 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm
          dear derrick. i thought you are an educated and polished and a thorough gentleman. i have attended several quiz master shows conducted by you before you entered into politics. what amazed me is your backing lallu and his family when you know very well that he looted Bihar and the country. if not prove how this guy amassed such astronomical wealth and properties. he is super corrupted shameless person. sorry to be harsh but cannot just imagine that person of your caliber will support this corrupt politician.
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            Abhay Sandwar
            Jul 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm
            He is a nice person under extraordinary control. So better to think for a healthy growth
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            chitta
            Jul 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm
            Mamata Banerjee should merge West Bengal with Bangladesh. As both are Muslim nation
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              Abhay Sandwar
              Jul 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm
              so nice idea.
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              module
              Jul 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm
              If you want BJP and RSS mukht Bharat, please unites and fight against uncultured and uneducated central govt. Otherwise you all will have a measurable days ahead. This central govt doing business and thinking that we're their customers.
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                Selva
                Jul 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm
                miserable or measurable? first learn English and then see if others are educated / cultured etc.......
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                  Junu
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm
                  Your language reflects your educational level . Aren't you ashamed ruled by uneducated foreigner? Don't the country again for selfish purposes. Getting British education doesn't make one educated.
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                    Abhay Sandwar
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm
                    fantastic
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                    Manju
                    Jul 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm
                    SORRY- BENGALI BROTHERS SISTERS. YOU HAVE VOTED FOR WORST EVER CRIMINAL TO RULE WEST BENGAL. SHAME ON YOU.
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                      mahendra vihtlani
                      Jul 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm
                      Let opposition combined join and save bengal from mamta
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