Govt won’t let Oppn obstruct reforms: FM
Unfazed by the Opposition’s hard positions on passage of reform legislations like the insurance bill, the Government on Saturday said that it is determined to go ahead with the measures in the winter session of Parliament beginning Monday. However, it parried questions on whether the Government plans to convene a joint session for passage of some of these legislations if consensus with Congress and other opposition parties was not possible.
‘We are determined to go ahead. Merely because someone has an agenda only to obstruct is not going to deter us,’ Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. He was asked what would be the Government’s stand in regard to pushing the bills like the one to further open up insurance sector when Congress leaders like Anand Sharma say that they have reservations over it and that they are non-committal on changes to Land Act and Coal Regulatory Authority Bill.