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Govt's attitude in Parliament is that of confrontation: Congress

PTI
Published Mar 25, 2016, 9:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 25, 2016, 9:16 pm IST
The party also dismissed suggestions that Modi following Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter was a 'positive sign'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Congress today accused the government of having a "confrontational" attitude inside Parliament, saying the Narendra Modi dispensation was still far way from reaching out to the Opposition.

The party also dismissed suggestions that Prime Minister Modi following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter was a "positive sign".

 

"One does not see even faint signs of government approaching the Opposition...Its attitude inside Parliament is not one of dialogue, but that of confrontation," Congress leader Sachin Pilot told reporters at the party headquarters.

He was asked about Modi following Kejriwal on Twitter, which has been reportedly hailed by BJP as a positive sign of ties between the government and the Opposition.

Pilot said if the government reaches out to Opposition, it would pave the way for early passage of the key reform measure of GST and other bills. "Nothing happens just by following the Twitter handle of anyone," he remarked.

 

Modi and Kejriwal have been at loggerheads on several issues and are known detractors.

On the issue of BJP and PDP again joining hands to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, Pilot sought to take a dig at the coalition partners wondering as to why it took so long for them to take such a decision.

The Congress leader said since everything was decided behind closed doors, one is not aware whether any conditions were put and accepted, and what were the differences that they took so much time after the death of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.

At the outset, he noted that J-K has been a "important" state and PDP and BJP are known for politics which is poles apart.

 

On the situation at the Hyderabad Central University, he was critical of the government for attempts of "deliberately suppressing the voice of those who speak against the ideology of the government".

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