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Sushma’s issue just a pretext for Congress, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 10 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the issue linked with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was just a pretext for the Congress Party and their real motive is not to let the GST Bill pass during the monsoon session of parliament.

“The issue of Sushma Ji is merely a pretext and the real motive of the Congress Party leadership is that they don’t want the constitution amendment on the GST to be passed in this session of the house. They want India’s growth story to suffer and are making a full endeavour in that direction through its disruptionist mode,” said Jaitley.

“The numbers are clearly in favour of the GST. The Congress Party is completely isolated. Its best endeavour is that it won’t be able to stop the GST. So, it is desperately trying to see if they can delay the GST Bill. It wants to hurt the Indian economy,” he added.

With just four days of the monsoon session of Parliament left, the Congress has made it clear that the protests inside the House will continue if the government did not accept their demand of removing the minsters and chief ministers involved in Lalit Modi issue and Vyapam scam.

Twenty five Congress MPs who have been suspended for five days by Speaker Sumitra Mahaja for obstructing the lower House are back today. (ANI)